Dancing Garden



I spent a lot of time this past weekend watching the bees weave their paths through my garden. I was fascinated by the dipping and bending of the plants as the bees landed and departed. I could imagine a musical score encompassing the flight of the bees and the delicate sway and bounce of the flowers. This was all much more interesting than my bag full of work!


Perpetual motion
in the garden
Buds and blossoms,
verdant greens
dip and bob,
in a hypnotic choreography
as bumbling bees
through the flowering
Cranesbill Geranium
gather pollen,
and depart,
heavy laden,
leaving slender stalks
in sweet release

Molly Hogan (c) 2016

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15 thoughts on “Dancing Garden

  1. Sally Murphy says:

    Beautiful. I love the alliteration of: ” slender stalks
    in sweet release”

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  2. Lovely “hypnotic choreography” of poetry.

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  3. danrothermel says:

    Love your expression “hypnotic choreography.” Bee love

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  4. It is hypnotic to watch birds and bees “dip and bob” among the blossoms, isn’t it? Your poem captures this dance perfectly, Molly!

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  5. books4learning says:

    Amazing imagery and use of language. Beautiful poem.

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  6. Love that last: “swaying / in sweet release.” Beautiful poem with the lovely movement of nature.

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  7. katswhiskers says:

    A very beautiful capture – sweet poem. I quite love ‘tumble through the flowering’.

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  8. maryleehahn says:

    Even without your introduction, I got the hypnotic sense of motion and sound in the poem. Cranesbill Geranium is a nice factoid and so conveniently rhyming for your poem!!

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    • mbhmaine says:

      I was just second guessing myself about including Cranesbill Geranium! I’m glad to know you liked it –thanks for taking the time to read and comment.


  9. Your poem makes me want to sit and watch and listen to that musical score myself. What a wonderful state of awareness… the bag of work can wait! Enjoy your summer, Molly.

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  10. I, too, love the idea of the bee’s “hypnotic choreography”. Your poem puts me in a garden mindset, Molly. =)


  11. cvarsalona says:

    I missed this one last week so I am glad that you posted it. The words in “a hypnotic choreography” are so visual for me. Perhaps, you would like to combine the photo and poem for my spring gallery, Molly. Let me know if you would like to.


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