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How Doth The Little Busy Bee

Rating: 4.8

How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower!

How skilfully she builds her cell!
How neat she spreads the wax!
And labors hard to store it well
With the sweet food she makes.

In works of labor or of skill,
I would be busy too;
For Satan finds some mischief still
For idle hands to do.

In books, or work, or healthful play,
Let my first years be passed,
That I may give for every day
Some good account at last.

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Food Poems: 33 / 500
Topic(s) of this poem: animal
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Upendra Upm 17 May 2017

drone collects honey, put it in a leaf sac b-bag and pass it on to worker bee.its cells are hexagonal.

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Indira Renganathan 18 November 2016

Nice comparison to promote oneself- 10

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Bharati Nayak 01 July 2021

How skilfully she builds her cell! How neat she spreads the wax! And labors hard to store it well With the sweet food she makes.---A great poem.We have to learn from this little creature---Bee

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A wonderful poem with a meaningful message embellished with nice rhyme and images

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Sylvia Frances Chan 01 July 2021

Excellent poem with input and meaning,5 Stars full for this Classic Poem Of The Day!

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Varsha M 02 July 2021

Yes yes. I agree with you. Idle mind is house of deads. So well captured. Indeed honey bee labors whole day to earn a honey at the end anyway. Good composition.

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M Asim Nehal 02 July 2021

Inspiring poem to remain engaged in work.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 01 July 2021

Such an inspiring beautiful and sweetest poem. Ciongratulatuons being chosen as The Classic Poem Of The Day5 Stars full.

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Chinedu Dike 01 July 2021

Inspirational and motivational.

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Excellent poem. Soothing and informative.

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