Marianne Reninger


Work For The Night Is Coming - Poem by Marianne Reninger

Workers of the world unite
Before the nectar-laden world takes flight
And shreds our delicate web of life
Into Oblivion...

Forty Five Days is all you've got
To feed the flock and pollinate the lot
Of Sweetest bee balm, lavender, and forget-me-not
For sacred honey...

Stingerless, dreaded Drones
Just lie around and groan
In ecstasy waiting for their turn
To pleasure the Queen...

She, the omnipotent one, spews her eggs,
Commands the hive, creates the drive
To Ensure the lives
Of her colony...

They tell me little worker bee, that if you cease
And night descends, and you and your sister's
Production ends, we Humans have but
Four more years...

Our world turns lonely in this vast universe
Homo-sapiens but a dot in Time's bio-diverse
Of creatures large and small.

But cease your life's work Ms. Worker Bee
And the world might retreat to the edge of the sea,
Revolve to the beat of stingray's tails and jellyfish swales...

Topic(s) of this poem: insects, nature


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Sorry, swivel to the right; went in sideways; see its dyptic pair, The Fourth Generation...marianne

Comments about Work For The Night Is Coming by Marianne Reninger

  • Seamus O' Brian (9/21/2016 7:46:00 AM)


    Love this poem, and the collage is fabulous. I am fascinated by the intricacies of living things, so this work really speaks to me. Thank you!
    :)
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  • Igwilo Vincent Somto (7/14/2016 1:40:00 PM)


    Lovely poem you got there, you made the unsignificant significant by you intricate use of words, thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Terry Collett (3/13/2016 1:28:00 AM)


    Interesting poem. Enjoyed. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/2/2016 4:18:00 AM)


    Respect to nature! With the muse of the bees. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (1/15/2016 7:47:00 AM)


    But cease your life's work Ms. Worker Bee
    And the world might retreat to the edge of the sea,
    Revolve to the beat of stingray's tails and jellyfish swales... is very nice. Loved it.
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    Marianne Reninger Marianne Reninger (1/15/2016 9:57:00 AM)

    Thanks Anil; Check out the artwork where this poem is embedded. Sold its mate in the fall that was about Monarch butterflies. Marianne Larsen Reninger

  • Marianne Reninger (1/9/2016 8:45:00 PM)


    This poem is part of an original painting/collage viewable at Pinterest, under my name, and Marianne's Art Board. I use many of my poems in my art. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (12/11/2015 3:18:00 PM)


    Workers of the world unite
    Before the nectar-laden world takes flight...Very thoughtful composition that amazes mind. This poem gives wonderful thrilling on reading this. Very wisely penned poem shared.10
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  • Daniel Brick (12/6/2015 10:37:00 PM)


    Amazing! You take the largest possible subject matter and treat it with the intimacy of a family gathering
    Your poem illustrates the perfervid quality of life, how can its maintainence not be an intense struggle
    It'sthe Ouroborus biting its own tail; it's T.S.Eliot telling us IN MY END IS MY BEGINNING and WE MUST ALL BE VOYAGERS.
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  • Pamela Sinicrope (11/23/2015 8:37:00 AM)


    Wow. This is a beautiful, thoughtful, well crafted poem. I was lost in it for a moment... Doesn't happen too often. I really enjoy the way you write. I look forward to reading more of your work. The opening stanza had me captured in your verse. I couldn't wait to see what would happen next... What workers... The bees! Oh so important....so many ways to bring our short time on earth to an end, but your sweet poem, belies the danger. Thanks for sharing this! (Report) Reply

    Marianne Reninger Marianne Reninger (11/23/2015 9:49:00 AM)

    Thanks so much Pamela! The painting/collage that I wrote this for just recently sold. I try to incorporate as much of my original poetry in my paintings as possible. If you want to see it, please visit pinterest.com, Marianne Larsen, Marianne's art board. Also, you can see more of my work at www.mariannelarsenreninger.com The song playing on that website is also pub lished on poemhunters.

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (11/22/2015 3:54:00 PM)


    Our world turns lonely in this vast universe
    Homo-sapiens but a dot in Time's bio-diverse
    Of creatures large and small. liked these lines very much. worker bee and the world of the bees and the dependence of the humans. thought provoking poem. a new vision. thank you very much. tony
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  • Kelly Kurt (10/29/2015 10:45:00 PM)


    Marvelous poem, Marianne. Truth wrapped in lovely writing (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 29, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 19, 2016


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