A listening happened just today
beyond the “shoulds” and frowns
It curtsied and then ran away
without the verbs and nouns
Then seeing came running past
as lightning with the rain
All this will always ever die
like laughter after pain
Then fragile touched a feeling thing
as springtime slipped away
All this will always never die
Whitman’s wink here to stay
Wow Tom! this is beautiful, and thank you for my blog inspiration that I wrote today. Not only is beauty all around us, but so too, is inspiration!
Thank you so very much, Jen! Much appreciated! 🙂
Just wonderful. Your poem has the lilt of an Emily Dickinson poem — and who doesn’t love a bumblebee?
🙂 As it was being written, i was thinking, “This seems like Emily is writing it.”
Thank you, Linda! 🙂
Lovely poem and image, Tom!
Thank you, Donna! I like them both too! I’m having this bumblebee one framed, along with a couple of other recent shots. 🙂
Such a beautiful photo Tom, and to go with a very deep and meaningful poem.
🙂 Many thanks! Like i said to Donna, above, i’m having this one framed along with a couple of others. 🙂
That’s good to hear.
Wonderful verse Tom! The bee’s a bonus.
Thanks much, Belinda! I really like both of them too! 🙂
Beautiful imagery in your words.
Means a lot! 🙂 Thank you, SB!
Thank you! Very much appreciated! 🙂
Great poem and a great and beautiful picture!😊
Thank you, John! I really like the two too (which isn’t always the case)! 🙂
Wonderful photo & poem — I enjoy the photos because of the details you capture. And thank you for visiting my blog (some days ago – I’m catching up!). Your previous posts on haikus & poems reminded me of a poem by Carl Sandburg — “Fog” (1919) by Carl Sandburg, 1878 – 1967
“The fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.”
Thank you for sharing your great photos.
Thank you, RJ! 🙂 I was never much into Sandburg but i have liked Emily Dickinson’s work for a long time (among other poets). Sandburg never really clicked with me. Emily definitely had an influence regarding the poem that is in this posting. 🙂
This was fun to read
Thank you, Mr. Sandymancan! 🙂
I love that photo!
Thank yew much & eye dew two! 🙂
Beautiful poem and a great shot of the busy bee in the blossoms. I do love alliteration. Nice to see the pretty pink blossoms.
It was a most beautiful day, Linda! He was always on the move and was a bit tough to track! Busy as a bee! 🙂
Fabulous words and photo!! 🙂
WOW…just catching up and man, we are honing on parallel thoughts about similar topics, hovering over some serious life lessons! 😉 Superb!
Absolutely gorgeous! Both poem and picture. Thanks for sharing!