Sunday, November 13, 2011

surface

in the safety of the forest
I find the strength from bees
who balance out nature
eloquent in their silence
rapidly cleaning dew from the flowers
they make a point
in a motionless way
(life is good for the bees)

"why do I need a swivel chair?
is that going to uplift me from my current position
someone tell me, how did these chairs come about?"

42 comments:

Other Mary said...

Love the meditation on bees, and your swivel chair comment really turned my head (sorry, can't resist a bad pun). Seriously though, good write.

insanebloom said...

Perfect!

brenda w said...

I love this, Gautami!

jaerose said...

Maybe swivel chairs make you feel like you can fly..just like a bee..bees are clever..weaving beautiful patterns..honeycombs like your words...Jae

christopher said...

thank you for the forest and the bees and the question

paula said...

I really like this!

Linda Jacobs said...

"Cleaning dew from the flowers". I like that! I don't know the answer to your question. Another of life's mysteries.

zongrik said...

bees are fascinating, not to say that they made honey...yummm

Jim Swindle said...

I'm not sure I understand this one, but it's compelling. Maybe that's WHY it's compelling. Thanks for writing it; thanks for sharing it.

Archna Sharma said...

They work so busily to balance out nature yet their sting is such a sacrifice.

Lovely.

Jo Bryant said...

wow - really interesting take

izzy said...

Bees would be a worry- and the chairs are a curiosity ! thanks.

Mama Zen said...

Clever take!

Lorraine said...

Geesh it's beeen tooo long this is lovely Gautami :)

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Janet said...

Very clever use of two prompts. Nicely done.

Brian Miller said...

nice...really love that part about the bees...cool verse...

flaubert said...

Gautami, your economic use of the words made for a delightful tale. I love the ending:)

Pamela

Mike Patrick said...

Intriguing photo. There is strength in the bees industry, honor in their loyalty.

Laurie Kolp said...

I always enjoy your twists at the end.

Bone said...

I think there is lots to be observed and learned from nature. The photo captivated me. So much to ponder about it.

Daydreamertoo said...

LOL Loved the last lines... where did all those chairs come from...haha
Very good piece!

Maureen said...

I enjoyed your very original take on this. Nice write!

Susannah said...

You did really well here in combining so many prompts! Well done.

barbara said...

I had the same question about those chairs.

The Cello Strings said...

vivid imagery.
wow.

islandcat2u said...

I loved how you switched gears at the end! And of course I love the natural comments the most.

Tumblewords: said...

Provocative, as always. So much to think about... Love it!

Heaven said...

very clever writing.. i like it ~

Mary said...

Very impressive, Gautami!

Elizabeth said...

As always, you leave me thinking and curious. Because I'm disabled, swivel chairs are somewhat of a godsend. That may be where they started.

Elizabeth

Nanka said...

Excellent!! Impressive use of the wordle words!! And combining it marvelously with the other two prompts as well!!

Kay L. Davies said...

Very nice writing!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

irene said...

I like what you wrote. Mesmerising.

oldegg said...

Unlike bees who do not need swivel chairs, we are inherently lazy.

Roy Schulze said...

I like your conclusion "why do I need a swivel chair?" since I've often felt myself that there's noting that will lift me from this cubicle farm. My Magpie this week is Goldilocks

chiccoreal said...

Dear Gautaumi: How beautifully stated and disjointed the first stanza from the last...similar to the painting...nature versus our nature...interesting!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I love this!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I confess, I was so caught by the bees that I completely missed the swivel chair until I read other comments.

I love that also, and the delightful conflation of the two.

Sandra said...

bees....!!

DJPare said...

I both hate and love the bee at the same time.

Morning said...

cool verse.

:)