Drowsy Bee (Haiku)

in #poetry3 years ago (edited)

drowsy bee
on frosted garden
too soon, little one

wings too cold
to find the hive
come inside and live


This is my entry to @dbooster's Haiku contest. This week's theme was "Out the Window."

I wrote it when I saw a little bee on the ground in my garden on a very cold day. She was so cold, she couldn't move her wings anymore and, having a beekeeper for a friend and learning to love bees, she sort of broke my heart.

I was so busy trying to revive her in my kitchen with a little dish of sugar water that it naturally forgot to take a photo. It's absolutely impossible to find a photo online of a bee on frosted plants, so I ended up going for a winter garden photo. If you do find a little bee to exhausted to find her hive, remember that they can often be saved by feeding them some sugar water, and letting them warm up in winter. We need them more than they need us, so it's worth the effort.

Thank you, @dbooster for hosting a contest as fun as this.



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You are a woman after my own heart! Save the bees! I love that you went to so much effort for one little bee. I love bees so much and I'm glad I'm not alone. Reminds me of the starfish parable where the little girl is tossing starfish back into the ocean and an old man says it's pointless, there are too many to help. She replies that it isn't pointless for the ones she is able to save. :-)

Thank you. I have a friend who is a beekeeper and he cares a lot about his bees. His hives have had a hard summer with an ilness decimating the population. I really felt for him.

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