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The Ballad Of The Bachelor Beekeeper - Poem by Hannington Mumo

The Mutaitho hill zigzags its way to the borderlines of the sky
And to the opposite poses the historic Muilu hill once a shrine;
Now there between slithers the Kimongo River where huge rocks lie;
It’s on the banks of this river where the bachelor beekeeper lives.

His bald head is not worthy a ballad
Nor are his words so many to deserve a hoot,
It is his bee keeping zeal that stirs your blood;
An enterprise he’s run for years thirty and three.

And don’t think of the sophisticated box hives
Where you ferry the insects and lock them in,
He fells a log and hollows it all with his knives,
Till a home for bees he fashions there.

Not the low-lying things folks call hives,
Well-smoothed wooden objects lodged up the twigs
Of the most slippery trees with leaves like chives
Where no cunning badger would dare venture.


And he does his seasonal harvesting in the dead of the night,
While softer men curl to listen to the snores of their wives;
A night traveler will see his hairless head reflect the moonlight
And think they’ve spotted the nightly escapades of a ghost.

Now why he remains a bachelor at sixty and three
Is a secret only known to his bee-keeping mind,
Perhaps nothing charms him more than a flourishing hive,
Perchance no girl would enchant more than the honeyed bee.


Comments about The Ballad Of The Bachelor Beekeeper by Hannington Mumo

  • Rookie - 307 Points Nancy Oyula (3/16/2015 3:38:00 AM)

    I love Ballads, and this is one of my favourite. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 5,144 Points Kenneth Maswabi (3/3/2015 5:39:00 AM)

    A very pleasant story.I love the poetry in it.Thank you. (Report) Reply

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  4. 4. Music , Cordelia Adams
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  14. 14. Poem About Poetry - An Eastern Ballad , john tiong chunghoo
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  21. 21. A Ballad , Selina Marie
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  23. 23. What If , David Thomas
  24. 24. Alf , Simon Gowen
  25. 25. Dress Me Like Poetry , Linda Marie Van Tassell
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  28. 28. Forever Falling , Christal Carpenter
  29. 29. Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde , kendall thomas
  30. 30. A Star That Glimmers The Most! ! , Poornima Kanasen
  31. 31. Ballad Of A Lonely Road , Saurabh Jairath
  32. 32. Ballad Of The Broken Heart , Carl Leiland
  33. 33. I'M Ready For Love (Love Ballad) : , Kim Robin Edwards
  34. 34. My Winter Ballad- Saved By A Salad , Eybob Album
  35. 35. Two Lonely Hearts (Love Ballad) : , Kim Robin Edwards
  36. 36. Your Face Tomorrow , gershon hepner
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  38. 38. Prelude , Robert William Service
  39. 39. Song And Dance , samuel nze
  40. 40. Despair Is A Mad Man , samuel nze
  41. 41. My Wish Is For A Perfect World , Francis Duggan
  42. 42. What She Should Hear Everyday , Allen Steble
  43. 43. Suicidal Munchkin , Robert Rorabeck
  44. 44. Walking With Vincent: An Imaginary Dialo.. , Raj Arumugam
  45. 45. Don'T Hold The Cilantro , gershon hepner
  46. 46. Ballad Of Jingle Jangle Jim (Fun Poem 32) , David Harris
  47. 47. The Death Of Rhyme , Francis Duggan
  48. 48. ! Illusion! , Marvin Brato Sr
  49. 49. Seven Ages Of Contemporary Man , Jonathan ROBIN
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