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First Line: Bees and a honeycomb in the dried head of a horse in
Last Line: The bees come home and the bees sleep.
Subject(s): Bees; Insects; Beekeeping; Bugs


BEES and a honeycomb in the dried head of a horse in a pasture
corner -- a skull in the tall grass and a buzz and a buzz
of the yellow
honey-hunters.

And I ask no better a winding sheet
(over the earth and under the sun.)

Let the bees go honey-hunting with yellow blur of wings in the dome of
my head, in the rumbling, singing arch of my skull.

Let there be wings and yellow dust and the drone of dreams of
honey -- who loses and remembers? -- who keeps and forgets?

In a blue sheen of moon over the bones and under the hanging honeycomb
the bees come home and the bees sleep.






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