Sweet Sting of Summertime

Susan Mayer Brumel 1955 (Newark, NJ)



       

   “Sweet Sting of
             Summertime”

                   
Air ripe alive
gaggle dancing  jive

Stung!

Healing honey hive
sticky fingers tongue

About this poem

In the heat of summer, I sat in the garden observing a swarm of bees. My mind jumped from the pain of being stung to the sweet, healing properties of honey.

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Written on August 01, 2023

Submitted by susan.brumel on December 12, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XX AA AX
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 166
Words 26
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2

Susan Mayer Brumel

I am a retired hospice social worker, who began writing poems about 2 years ago. I am married, a mom of two sons, a Bernese Mountain Dog, and grandma of two grandchildren who are the loves of my life. A lover of all animals and most people, I enjoy spending time in nature, long walks, and reading Pablo Neruda, Blake, William Carlos Williams, James Joyce, Mary Oliver, Emily Dickinson, Maya Angelou, Leonard Cohen, and more. Baudelaire tells us to ‘be drunk’ on something every day; I am drunk on poetry and intend never to be sober! more…

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