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"On a Bumblebee"

One of my poems turns Sweet Sixteen today.

On a Bumblebee

(August 24, 1990)

August is
the cruellest month:
see, a bumblebee sits
on the dwarf snapdragon, many-flowered—
purple petals, most, with white chins,
huddling, hugging ground-close, spilling over sidewalk—
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 living—
oh silent harbinger (yes)
of autumn's coming,
summer to

E. L. Core

See also "Summer Day's Course" and "The Eve of June".


Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Thu. 08/24/06 08:12:15 AM
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