Bells

For Susie’s prompt at Real Toads, day 18 of NAPOWRIMO: Bells and flowers

Bells
The bee collects honey from flowers in such a way as to do the least damage or destruction to them, and he leaves them whole, undamaged and fresh, just as he found them. Saint Francis de Sales

Flower bells silently ring in the
soft spring breeze.
Bees busily climb in and out
emerging yellow with pollen.
Lily of the vally,
Campanula in shades of
Sky, rose, cloud –
Late blooming narcissus with
their tiny tea cup blooms
and honey sweet fragrance.
Across the yard floats
The sound of cardinals,
their bell-like tones
filling the air with music –
calling the creatures to come,
Worship spring.

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40 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sanaarizvi
    Apr 18, 2019 @ 05:55:05

    This is incredibly beautiful, Toni! ❤️ There is so much to love here .. the “Bees busily climb in and out emerging yellow with pollen,” and “Campanula in shades of
    Sky, rose, cloud,” they speak so much of the celebration and arrival of Spring! 😀

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  2. merrildsmith
    Apr 18, 2019 @ 07:17:00

    This is the time of year to be inspired. The mini-grove of flowering trees at my local park took my breath yesterday.

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    • kanzensakura
      Apr 18, 2019 @ 10:47:33

      Don’t you love it? Everywhers trees blooming. The woods are filled with splashes of white and bright fuschia due to dogwoods and redbuds.

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  3. coalblack
    Apr 18, 2019 @ 07:54:52

    You’ve caught the intention of the prompt exactly here, fren. I didn’t know all that about the bees being so careful with the flowers, but it makes perfect sense. I wish spring would arrive up here. Anyway, this was like a literal breath of fresh air.

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    • kanzensakura
      Apr 18, 2019 @ 10:20:52

      It was 80 here yesterday and totes humid. I wrnt to the farmers market and came back with asparagus, sharp head cabbage (looks like a deep green rosebud) and so sweet, new taters, watermlon radishes, strawberries. A wonderful salady supper ensued.

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  4. Susie Clevenger
    Apr 18, 2019 @ 08:13:22

    Oh, this is so lovely. The careful bees, the blooms, the bell of the cardinals speak peace to me. I am blessed where I live to have a woods filled with cardinals. Even as I write this I hear one outside my window. Thank you for taking part in the prompt.

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  5. Ellecee
    Apr 18, 2019 @ 08:32:05

    This is so lovely, such a pleasure to read,❣️

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  6. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Apr 18, 2019 @ 09:40:00

    Indeed… celebrate spring.. .so lovely.

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  7. Jim
    Apr 18, 2019 @ 15:25:44

    Mother Nature has commanded that Spring come in with a Bang. I am never disappointed, not here either, this was enjoyable. Our Lily of the Nile has one bud just ready to open to be followed with four others. I moved a shovel full of growing buds from our former place and brought them here. There are also two juvenile plants that I believe will not grow this year. They are Indigo in color when open.
    ..

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  8. Frank Hubeny
    Apr 18, 2019 @ 15:25:46

    I like how those bees approach the flowers leaving them fresh as ever.

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  9. annell4
    Apr 18, 2019 @ 15:26:13

    I love your description of the bees gathering honey!!

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  10. Linda Kruschke
    Apr 18, 2019 @ 15:39:56

    Beautiful picture of spring. And thanks for sharing the cardinal’s song.

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  11. Glenn Buttkus
    Apr 18, 2019 @ 15:45:32

    You do not write much “beautiful” poetry, but perhaps you should; this reveals the softer, more sentimental side to your nature–a tip that I could heed as well.

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    • kanzensakura
      Apr 18, 2019 @ 18:09:24

      You know Glenn. I know people who all they write is the sentimental goopy poems, the ones about strawberries, moonlight kisses, all that drek,. It isn’t drek when it is done on a rate instance but every time? I am not a girlie girl which is why I became a chef and later an engineer. LOL> One thanks giving I we went home. The owner and his wife did not want to work and didn’t want us to work either so they closed for a week. I had to stop myself from saying, pass the f*&^(&^% dressing mother(&&%!

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  12. Dr. Crystal Grimes
    Apr 18, 2019 @ 15:52:54

    This is beautiful, especially the image of the bees leaving the flowers whole and undamaged. And these lines:
    their bell-like tones
    filling the air with music –
    calling the creatures to come,
    Worship spring.

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  13. Charmed Chaos
    Apr 18, 2019 @ 15:57:06

    What a lovely picture of Spring Toni!

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  14. Jane Dougherty
    Apr 18, 2019 @ 16:33:43

    Flowers, birds and bees—spring. Lovely!

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  15. Jade Li
    Apr 18, 2019 @ 16:39:21

    bells peal for the glory of it, such a lovely tribute to the season

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  16. revivedwriter
    Apr 18, 2019 @ 16:51:04

    I enjoyed all of the specific details!

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  17. Beverly Crawford
    Apr 18, 2019 @ 18:01:52

    I awoke this morning to the song of a cardinal outside my window. Your poem is a lovely breath of Spring.

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  18. memadtwo
    Apr 18, 2019 @ 19:43:21

    The return of bees is always welcome. (K)

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  19. rothpoetry
    Apr 18, 2019 @ 19:52:34

    Beautiful!

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  20. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Apr 18, 2019 @ 23:52:11

    This scene is so delightfully painted – such a contrast to my surroundings, where we are descending into a rainy autumn.

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  21. areadingwriter
    Apr 19, 2019 @ 02:26:30

    ahhh. this is a choral delight to the senses! ❤

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  22. Kerry
    Apr 19, 2019 @ 03:38:44

    I like the tiny teacup blooms.

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  23. kim881
    Apr 19, 2019 @ 04:44:52

    You’ve painted such a peaceful and comforting scene with your words, Toni. I’m looking out of my window and seeing some of it in our garden!

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  24. Mish
    Apr 19, 2019 @ 14:33:26

    There is a delicate style you’ve unveiled here, for sure, Toni. If anything would bring it out, I’m sure it would be your love of nature. Very beautiful descriptions. I had really never thought about the care that a bee takes in extracting the nectar, respecting another part of the natural world. Thanks for that tidbit!

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  25. Frank J. Tassone
    Apr 19, 2019 @ 17:06:11

    A spring pageant of vibrant imagery you have here, Toni! Sounds like Spring has sprung for you! 🙂

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  26. Oloriel
    Apr 20, 2019 @ 10:18:14

    This makes me nostalgic for cardinals being non existent in my area and country, would be beautiful to listen to their tunes dance with nature, live.

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  27. robtkistner
    Apr 20, 2019 @ 12:04:17

    This is gentle and beautiful Toni – wow! Not b for goopy drek… 🙂

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