2014 Summer Issue


Handbow ~ Smith

Handbow ~ Smith

She Came in the Clouds - by Bree

She Came in the Clouds – by Bree


It was not the first time I collected myself to
slither off a leaf and splatter on another,
slather wetness on the ground

I remembered this
as I dreamt it in a flower,
my sluggish fuzzy exoskeleton
clasped in the clench
of an overnighting bloom

Sunrise illumined the petals,
opening them, tumbling warmth
into me, who awoke,
legs a moving jumble of
sudden awareness,
tossing myself
like a monk
rising from bed,
bumbling into activity

Back and back and back I remember
or have the idea of what it was like and now

I’m human
imagining the future
in a sea of ideas
about it

Conjuring it up

~ Lady

Bumble Happy - Photo by Smith

Bumble Happy – Photo by Smith

Bee-ginner Kit

Got the beehive head
and the beehive hands
and the beehive
got the beehive tool
and the beehive feeder
and the beehive smoke
got the beehive wax
and the beehive frames
and the beehive veil
now all we need are the bees
after we paint the box
and build the stand
and read the books
and attend the meetings
and beekeep apprentice
we buy 10,000 bees next spring
and bee-gin.

Kit includes:
one 9 5/8 dove tailed box, telescoping cover,
inner cover, screen bottom board,
ten 9 1/8 frames,
ten sheets of waxed Rite Cell foundation,
helmet and veil, hive tool, feeder,
hobbyist smoker, gloves,

~ Steven B. Smith