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Midnights Voice

(November 3,1950 / Selma, Alabama)

Box Of Bumble Bees


Box of bumble bees
Bodacious! ! !
Beija Flor, fluttering away...
flip, flip, flip...
hound dog ahowling at the sly fox
ahowl...ahowl...
bark, bark, they say!
Red fox winks and runs away...
ahool...ahool...pant, pant, pant! ! !

Hold on you say...how?
I got the cold hold on...you say.
Save it for a sunny day...hold on...
You got to hold on one more day...

Boxes of bumble bees
And beija flor...
Flip, flip, flip...

Submitted: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Edited: Friday, March 01, 2013

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beija flor...portuguese for butterfly (kiss flower)

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  • Titi Dale (3/2/2013 11:15:00 PM)

    It's is a brilliant poem! You've got repetitive sounds, catching rhythm... Love it!

    Titi (Report) Reply

  • Poetheart Morgan (3/1/2013 9:48:00 AM)

    I loved box of bumble bees, i can hear the sound that comes from inside. Deep and beautiful full of hope and life. Bzzzzzzzzzz! (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (3/1/2013 5:28:00 AM)

    Not sure if there's any symbolism intended but it has plenty of buzzing howling flipping energy and is fun to read. (Report) Reply

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