Janice Windle


(Summer Poems) Some Haiku and Tankas - Bees and Lavender


1.

Blue rockets flare up
honey bees dive to the rescue
lavender bush hums.

2.

Blue explosion
lavender humming with bees
- honey factory

3.

Pass by lavender
humming factory workers -
busy bumblebees

4.

Blue spike bends over
heavy bumblebee falls off -
hoverfly on task

5.

Lavender humming
bees pierce purple flowers -
honey gathering

Submitted: Monday, June 22, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, July 22, 2009

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  • Original Unknown Girl (7/13/2009 10:18:00 AM)

    Very pretty 'Ku's Janice. I have a particular affection for bees esp. bumble bees - so very cute and actually they shouldn't really be able to fly with all of that fur but they do! Really enjoyed these. HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

  • Lillian Thomas (6/27/2009 8:37:00 AM)

    hi Janice,
    These are great images. I have been doing a lot of haiku writing lately, and I know how much work each one is. I appreciate your beautiful mind - a lavender lens - that has focused on this scene and made it visible to us. Thank you. Susan brought your poetry to my attention. She is also a poet who has her own take on haiku. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Jarvis (6/25/2009 7:39:00 AM)

    A fest of bees and lavender - a heavenly haiku indulgence! Each image like a vivid snapshot in time - 'bees pierce purple flowers' is superb - a seasonal delight! S :) (Report) Reply

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