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"On a Bumblebee"

One of my poems has a birthday today.

On a Bumblebee

(August 24, 1990)

August is
the cruellest month:
see, a bumblebee sits
on the dwarf snapdragon, many-floweredó
purple petals, most, with white chins,
huddling, hugging ground-close, spilling over sidewalkó
sits perfectly poised, grasping flower, ready to work;
sits perfectly still, all evening still; sits perfectly dead.
Lustreless black, dirty yellow, lifeless legs, still wings:
it carries now no careless menace about,
yet bears still strength in death
to cling to the livingó
oh silent harbinger (yes)
of autumn's coming,
summer to

E. L. Core

to Dawn

© 1990 ELC

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Tue. 08/24/04 08:04:57 AM
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