Sunday, 13 November 2011

surface

in the safety of the forest
I find the strength from bees
who balance out nature
eloquent in their silence
rapidly cleaning dew from the flowers
they make a point
in a motionless way
(life is good for the bees)

"why do I need a swivel chair?
is that going to uplift me from my current position
someone tell me, how did these chairs come about?"

42 comments:

  1. Love the meditation on bees, and your swivel chair comment really turned my head (sorry, can't resist a bad pun). Seriously though, good write.

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  2. Maybe swivel chairs make you feel like you can fly..just like a bee..bees are clever..weaving beautiful patterns..honeycombs like your words...Jae

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  3. thank you for the forest and the bees and the question

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  4. I really like this!

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  5. "Cleaning dew from the flowers". I like that! I don't know the answer to your question. Another of life's mysteries.

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  6. bees are fascinating, not to say that they made honey...yummm

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  7. I'm not sure I understand this one, but it's compelling. Maybe that's WHY it's compelling. Thanks for writing it; thanks for sharing it.

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  8. They work so busily to balance out nature yet their sting is such a sacrifice.

    Lovely.

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  9. Bees would be a worry- and the chairs are a curiosity ! thanks.

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  10. Geesh it's beeen tooo long this is lovely Gautami :)

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  12. Very clever use of two prompts. Nicely done.

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  13. nice...really love that part about the bees...cool verse...

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  14. Gautami, your economic use of the words made for a delightful tale. I love the ending:)

    Pamela

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  15. Intriguing photo. There is strength in the bees industry, honor in their loyalty.

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  16. I always enjoy your twists at the end.

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  17. I think there is lots to be observed and learned from nature. The photo captivated me. So much to ponder about it.

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  18. LOL Loved the last lines... where did all those chairs come from...haha
    Very good piece!

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  19. I enjoyed your very original take on this. Nice write!

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  20. You did really well here in combining so many prompts! Well done.

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  21. I had the same question about those chairs.

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  22. I loved how you switched gears at the end! And of course I love the natural comments the most.

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  23. Provocative, as always. So much to think about... Love it!

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  24. very clever writing.. i like it ~

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  25. As always, you leave me thinking and curious. Because I'm disabled, swivel chairs are somewhat of a godsend. That may be where they started.

    Elizabeth

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  26. Excellent!! Impressive use of the wordle words!! And combining it marvelously with the other two prompts as well!!

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  27. Very nice writing!

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  28. I like what you wrote. Mesmerising.

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  29. Unlike bees who do not need swivel chairs, we are inherently lazy.

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  30. I like your conclusion "why do I need a swivel chair?" since I've often felt myself that there's noting that will lift me from this cubicle farm. My Magpie this week is Goldilocks

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  31. Dear Gautaumi: How beautifully stated and disjointed the first stanza from the last...similar to the painting...nature versus our nature...interesting!

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  32. I confess, I was so caught by the bees that I completely missed the swivel chair until I read other comments.

    I love that also, and the delightful conflation of the two.

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  33. I both hate and love the bee at the same time.

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