Sunday, August 31, 2014

Happy Labor Day!

The common eastern bumblebee, Bombus impatiens, with big yellow sacs of pollen on its legs. Click to enlarge. 

Bees, by Norman Rowland Gale
You voluble,
Vehement fellows
That play on your 
Flying and 
Musical cellos,
All goldenly
Girdled you 
Serenade clover, 
Each artist in 
Bass but a 
Bibulous rover! 
You passionate,
Pastoral bandits,
Who gave you your 
Roaming and 
Rollicking mandates?
Come out of my 
Foxglove; come
Out of my roses
You bees with the 
Plushy and 
Plausible noses!

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