if bees no more

April 5, 2009

Apricots
Apples
Alfalfa
Almonds
Blueberries and
Buckwheat

Cantaloupe and
Canola
Clover
Cucumber
Cranberries

Peaches Pears
and Plums
Raspberries
Strawberries
Pumpkin

Watermelon
Sunflowers
Squash and Zucchini

never more.

3 Responses to “if bees no more”

  1. Paul Says:

    Perfect. I wasn’t with you til the end. I was enjoying the cornucopia, bountiful harvest and then it was gone and I remembered the bees. Brilliant piece of work.

  2. clancyjane Says:

    a wonderful poem about a terrible situation.
    you the man, q.

  3. qazse Says:

    Paul and clacyjane – thank you both. I wrote this about a year ago. I did an internet search on what produce we might loose if there were no bees to pollinate in this country. I am assuming my sources (which sadly I did not save) were correct. The poem pretty much wrote itself from there. I am not totally happy with my endings’ articulation, but the point is precisely that which I mean to convey – the stark reality of it is bitter. Add to that the issues we are having with other critters such as bats and frogs, and we begin to see the tip of our undoing.


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