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18-JUL-2018 Carol J Phipps

Bumble Bee in Ecstasy

A bumble bee in ecstacy
is something to behold.
My primrose is his only love
and his pursuit is bold.

He dives into a yellow blossom
bores into its center,
stands on his head and kicks his legs.
No rival would dare enter.

He wallows in the pollen
with a kind of purring buzz,
emerges with the powdered gold
sticking to his fuzz.

He bumbles along from bloom to bloom
examining their tips
like a Cassanova lover
casually tasting lips.

I linger longer than I should
and watch with fascination
his abundance of exuberance
and zeal for pollination.

—Elaine Parker Akin

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joseantonio23-Jul-2018 19:43
perfect capture and lovely colors.V.
Karen 23-Jul-2018 02:41
Love this poem! and the photo is a perfect image for it!
woody3423-Jul-2018 00:32
That's a great shot and I love the poem...V
Graeme22-Jul-2018 21:56
A very good closeup of this flower and its visitor, Carol. Great words too!! V++!
Helen Betts22-Jul-2018 12:59
Great capture that is a perfect illustration of the poem. V.
larose forest photos22-Jul-2018 03:15
What a great image to go with that wonderful poem. So true! V
fotabug22-Jul-2018 03:03
Love the poem! A busy bee!
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