Fat Tanka

honey bee,bees,purple sage flowers,missouri flowers,

Spirit Animal

symbols of change
butterfly and dragonfly
are popular ones
I defied the odds like the
fat little bumblebee

June 30, 2016


Did you know that the bumblebee should be incapable of flying? Scientists don’t know how they do it.

I have gained weight in the last two years, and I have not lost it. But I have had good changes in my life too. I am surviving. It may not be pretty, but I am surviving in this world. 


Like the Bee

like the bee
stumbles upon the flower
I found you

bees in wildflower, purple flower, native missouri flower, missouri wildflower
I finally wrote a love poem!! Someone say hooray!

Hinder it a little.


I suppose the time will come

Aid it in the coming

When the Bird will crowd the Tree

And the Bee be booming


I suppose the time will come

Hinder it a little

When the Corn in Silk will dress

And in Chintz the Apple


I believe the Day will be

When the Jay will giggle

At his new white House the Earth

That, too, halt a little –

Yes, soon, it will be Fall. Even though we love summer we have to give in to the rotation of the planet and admit that the seasons are changing. How are you gearing up for Fall?

Pretty people in the woods.

What title would you give this poem? I would call it “Pretty people in the woods”.

# 111

The Bee is not afraid of me.

I know the Butterfly.

The pretty people in the Woods

Receive me cordially –


The Brooks laugh louder when I come –

The Breezes madder play;

Wherefore mine eye thy silver mists,

Wherefore, Oh Summer’s Day?