William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Where The Bee Sucks (from The Tempest) - Poem by William Shakespeare

WHERE the bee sucks, there suck I:
In a cowslip's bell I lie;
There I couch when owls do cry.
On the bat's back I do fly.
After summer merrily:
Merrily, merrily, shall I live now
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.


Comments about Where The Bee Sucks (from The Tempest) by William Shakespeare

  • Drtony Brahmin (2/11/2019 7:08:00 AM)

    There I couch when owls do cry.
    On the bat's back I do fly. Shakespeare lived another world. His images are completely different. tony
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  • (2/14/2018 4:56:00 PM)

    but where does the bee suck? (Report)Reply

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  • Rajesh Thankappan (2/2/2016 10:53:00 AM)

    This song is from The Tempest and is sung by Ariel, a sprite in the service of Prospero. A beautiful poem indeed. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/11/2015 7:46:00 PM)

    ..........most excellent...a beautiful poem ★ (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 22, 2015


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