Friday, June 27, 2014




Summer sneaks in
and creepy-crawly, multi-winged,
many-legged creatures abound --  
an underappreciated army --
daily risking life and limb.  This
frantically pullulating poly-nation
is busily flitting, flying, creeping
out and about, steeping in stamens,
pollinating pistils, participating
in a feeding, fertilizing frenzy.

And (I ask you)...

Where would
(how could)
we humans
ever be(e,
bat, bird,   
beetle, butter-

without them?


ALL photos on this page by PSC

Last week was National Pollinator Week 2014.
(Yes, I'm running late... as always.)

Here’s a link to another poem on a similar topic: All Gone

ALSO see links below for MORE photos (not mine) & pollinator info:



  1. Wow...I just left a great comment that disappeared into the vortex. Grrr... that's disheartening.

    We owe it to those pollinators capture a poignant message in both images and words, Pamela. Excellent and timely post.

    I saw the first of some wild sweet-pea today on our walk!

    1. Sorry about the lost comment, Hannah. :-( Have had that happen to me, too, and it drives me nuts!! :-/ LOVE those sweet peas -- such hardy little beauties -- always make me smile! Thanks for stopping by, and for the kind words! :-)