streaming a day of honey and light (and flowers and bees)

Pineapple sage 14/04/2020

the sage is a graceful drift
of red

a carpet
of sorts
set at the height
of my eyes

when the breeze stirs
it becomes a dance
that invites

a swaying
softly humming
response
from my side
of the kitchen window
glass

stilled
in the absence
of so much
as a passing zephyr
it is alive

mesmerizingly alive
with the ravenous attention
of honey bees

it should not
be so
for the flowers are
not ideal

long tubes
best suited
it would seem
to the bended beaks
and extended tongues
of visiting honeyeaters

wattlebirds
and spinebills

but the bees
prevail
in their hundreds

they have found
a way

do the tubes
burst

do the bees
create
a slicing entryway

it is hard to tell
but
each bee
knows

it lands
not at the tip of the flower
in an attempt
to wriggle down

no

at the base
where a split
materialises

suffices
to allow a probing
gatherer
to access nectar
and pollen

and all the while
the sun
is streaming

light and warmth
nectar
and pollen

honey light

a day

~

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