‘And The Roses’ By Elaine Reardon/’Bee Dream Of The Giant’ By Jayne Marek

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Bee Dream of the Giant“Bee Dream Of The Giant” By Jayne Marek

Jayne Marek has provided color cover art for Silk Road, Bombay Gin, The Bend, and her two full-length poetry books—In and Out of Rough Water (2017) and The Tree Surgeon Dreams of Bowling (2018).  Her works appear in The Lake, Amsterdam Quarterly, Cortland Review, New Delta Review, Stonecoast Review, Forage, Raven Chronicles, Women’s Studies Quarterly, About Place Journal, Notre Dame Review, and elsewhere. www.pw.org/content/jayne_marek

And The Roses

 
Like ladies at a garden party
day lilies lean slightly tipsy by steps
leading into a pebbled courtyard
 
Sprays of scarlet roses droop
and invite my nose to press in
I inhale—the bees have nothing on me
 
Scent of summer fills the air
each bloom intoxicating
warm air suffused with perfume
 
Bees burrow in like lovers
then back out dazed and weaving
drunk on golden nectar
 
Stand at the threshold

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About elainereardon

Poet, writer, gardener, herbalist, beginner artist- pottery, painting—communing with Spirits of the Forest and Field, bumping into magic, peeking around new corners.
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