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Busy Busy Bee II



On November 20th, I shared my poem, "Busy Busy Bee" had been published in Words and Other Wild Things. Thursday, December 1st was the official debut of the book. Authors published in the book were invited to the SullivanMunce Cultural Center in Zionsville, Indiana to read their poems.

Brick Street Poetry, Inc., who sponsored the creation of the book, meets monthly at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center and their December's focus is children's poetry. It was nice to have children, including my own, in the audience to hear the poetry readings. In addition to the book being given to children in Indianapolis hospitals, the poems will be brought to life through Poetry Alive an organization that performs poetry for children.

I enjoyed meeting other authors who were published in the book. It was also great to hear the inspiration for their poems.

Below is my poem included in this children's poetry anthology.


Busy Busy Bee

Zucchini, strawberry, and melon

fan open their flowers

with the rising sun

in you zoom visiting each one

Busy busy bee

feed feed feed

provide nourishment

for your colony

Back to your home

you return

some nectar for nourishment

the rest stored in the comb

Busy busy bee

feed feed feed

make honey

that’s delicious and sweet

In the morning

you reappear in our garden

nectar drinking, pollen spreading

helping food to grow

Busy busy bee

feed feed feed

pollinate food

for my family

You might not know

how important you are

but you are one of nature’s

beautiful stars

Busy busy bee

feed feed feed

provide nourishment

make honey

pollinate food

fly free

I think this book would be a wonderful gift for a child. My children enjoyed listening to the poets. They said my poem was their favorite....but they're probably a bit biased.

#bees #poetry

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