The Birds and the Bees

Honey bees hover
Eyeing nectar’s rich reward
Black Eyed Susan stares

Scarlet beebalm feeds
Ruby throated humming bird
Hovering mid air

Humming bird hovers
Catching insects on the wing
Gleaning rich tree sap

 

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Shifting Seasons – (Quatern poetry form)

(A sixteen line form composed of four quatrains.
The first line of stanza one is the second line of stanza two, third line of stanza three, and fourth line of stanza four).

When summer, steeped, wanes deep and soon,
Chilled north winds have strictly spoken.
Cool night airs steer me to the moon,
Past heat and spells still unbroken.

Autumn waits and plays with colour,
When summer, steeped, wanes deep and soon.
Wintertime, when stark is fuller,
Ice and shrill gusts of white snow swoon.

In between tides, amidst sand dune,
December’s dreams are nature’s will.
When summer, steeped, wanes deep and soon,
I will sleep till then and until.

Wake me up when you are speaking,
And if the rains are warm monsoon,
See past mountains bronzed and sneaking,
When summer, steeped, wanes deep and soon.