A bee in Spring
is drunk with the pleasures of bees.
A bee in Spring,
euphoric with golden sleeping,
trapped in his blossom dreaming-sprees,
pollen stockings rolled to his knees--
A bee in Spring.
I enjoyed watching the bees in my Prickly Pears this spring. When the Prickly Pear blossoms were open, the bees flew in the flower and would get caught in all the pollen. Their movements became sluggish, like they were drunk. It was interesting to watch the bees and to know they are pollinating the blossoms. The blossoms are gone now, but shortly I will have prickly pear fruit I can make into jelly and syrup.
The image of the bee drunk inside the flower stuck with me, and I wanted to write a poem about it. I thought I might try a triolet, but when I worked through that form, I didn't like the repetition of the lines, so I thought I'd try another form with repeating lines.
The RONDELET is a seven line poem. Only two rhymes are used, and the repeated line is half as long as the other lines. The rhyme scheme is AbAabbA.
Now it is your turn, your poetry challenge is to try writing your own RONDELET. Have fun writing your poem. The Poetry Friday round up is over at Tabatha Yeatts blog, THE OPPOSITE OF INDIFFERENCE. Thank you, Tabatha for hosting us all.