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Bees Haiku

solitary bees - freedom sampled, but never a taste of honey - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5 - 7 - 5 syllable count https://www.howmanysyllables.com/ Birds or Bees Haiku Contest Hosted by Tania Kitchin © 20th June 2019

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Date: 12/1/2020 7:16:00 PM
This is cute, Paul. You are very good at these :)
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Date: 12/3/2020 2:06:00 AM
Thank you, Angela; you're too kind. Regards // paul
Date: 10/18/2019 4:15:00 AM
A very clever haiku. I read it over and over again!
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Date: 12/3/2020 2:06:00 AM
Thank you Valerie. I'm sorry I missed your comment and thus am replying after such a long time! Hope you're keeping well :) // paul
Date: 8/2/2019 6:36:00 AM
Reading this again...it is amazing!:)
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Date: 8/2/2019 7:51:00 AM
Thank you, JW; double visits are doubly appreciated :) Regards // paul
Date: 7/19/2019 6:57:00 AM
Got a chuckle but then again it might not bee funny..Sara..Thanks for dropping by...
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Date: 7/20/2019 9:18:00 AM
Thank you, Sara :) Always so lovely to have you visiting. Enjoy the weekend. // paul
Date: 7/12/2019 2:41:00 AM
This is a very good and clever Haiku Paul! I think it's great. I'm not sure of the results but you should carry the day with this gem. Nice work! MC
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Date: 7/13/2019 8:25:00 AM
Thank you, Marquis. It's a pity you were not on the judging panel, my friend :) Best regards // paul
Date: 7/9/2019 1:18:00 PM
oh, I love this - very clever
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Date: 7/9/2019 4:51:00 PM
PLeased you found it to your liking, my friend; thank you. Regards // paul
Date: 7/7/2019 2:13:00 AM
Cool poem about bees and anything related to it. I enjoyed reading it this evening...
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Date: 7/7/2019 5:01:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by, JW. Have a nice day. Regards // paul
Date: 7/3/2019 1:25:00 PM
Dear Paul, this lovely haiku is written in the style of a classical master - such wit and the surprise twist at the end! Excellent piece that is bound to take a top placement! Best regards. Pandita
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Date: 7/3/2019 4:08:00 PM
Thank you for your complimentary feedback, Pandita. It's been a pleasure crossing paths today. Warm regards // paul
Date: 7/1/2019 1:06:00 AM
Wow this is clever Paul. I had to read it twice. This should receive honors in the contest! : ) xxoo
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Date: 7/1/2019 3:22:00 PM
Thank you, Connie. Even haiku need to be sampled and tasted:) Unfortunately this one only managed an n/a. Warm regards // paul
Date: 6/29/2019 1:12:00 AM
And solitary bees are normally in danger of silly humans swiping them dead! You taught me something here Paul, did not know this, I know now that they only collect pollen to provision their nests. Very clever and insightful as usual. Good luck in the contest my dear friend. Warm regards, Jenny.
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Date: 6/29/2019 2:30:00 PM
You have the ability to read my mind without any difficulty, Jenny :) Thank you for your lovely visit...much appreciated my friend. ~Warm regards & Hugs // paul
Date: 6/23/2019 8:24:00 AM
Poor little bees. Well expressed Paul, this is also true for us worker bees. The ones at the top enjoy the honey and convince us that we are the Benefactors of our labour.
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Date: 6/23/2019 8:37:00 AM
So true, Richard...except that solitary bees are cleverer than us, and refuse to take part in producing honey! ~ Regards // paul
Date: 6/22/2019 10:40:00 PM
greeat twist of which you are a master, paul...a winner for me!...huggs
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Date: 6/23/2019 5:24:00 AM
You are too kind, dear Nette!! Thank you. Hugs // paul
Date: 6/22/2019 9:24:00 PM
Which is sweeter, indeed! ... There is wisdom and much to ponder on here in so few words... Very well written Paul!
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Date: 6/23/2019 5:15:00 AM
Thank you for your lovely feedback, Kelly. Hope you are keeping well, my friend. Enjoy the weekend. Regards // paul
Date: 6/22/2019 8:26:00 PM
I like how you made this one about a solitary bee. Seems metaphorical
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Date: 6/23/2019 4:58:00 AM
Thank you, Andrea. I was determined not to fall in the trap of presenting beautiful imagery; yes, it could be metaphorical as well...I leave it to the reader to elicit whatever s/he can out of it. Regards // paul
Date: 6/22/2019 6:31:00 PM
great imagery and feeling in your verse, Paul … Hugs Eve
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Date: 6/23/2019 4:53:00 AM
Thank you, Eve. Pleased you enjoyed. Hugs // paul
Date: 6/21/2019 12:16:00 PM
Wow! You are so clever in the haiku form, Paul. And it's kind of sad that those who produce the honey, don't get to eat it. Best wishes in Tania's contest! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 6/21/2019 2:05:00 PM
Thank you dear Carolyn...you are too kind! Your visits are always much appreciated. ~ love // paul
Date: 6/20/2019 10:04:00 PM
Choices, choices: Freedom or honey?! (I'll take honey... Ha, ha: I'm not a solitary bee). This is exquisitely done, Paul. A winner for me (too). Best wishes, Gershon
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Date: 6/21/2019 1:55:00 PM
That is the beauty of freedom, Gershon....the possibility of making choices! Thank you for stopping by. Regards // paul
Date: 6/20/2019 9:48:00 PM
Oh cool ku! A winner for me :))$ Good luck! xomo
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Date: 6/21/2019 1:53:00 PM
Thank you for the faith you show in it, Maureen:) Best regards // paul
Date: 6/20/2019 7:29:00 PM
Wow! Great one!
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Date: 6/21/2019 1:51:00 PM
Thank you, Kim! Enjoy the weekend. Regards // paul
Date: 6/20/2019 6:43:00 PM
Your wonderful Haiku is striking in its bittersweet irony, Paul. Your artistry and keen intellect are a potent force, my dear friend. Best wishes for a win and warmest wishes and hugs for you.. ~Susan
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Date: 6/21/2019 1:50:00 PM
Thank you for the generous comments, Susan. They are truly appreciated. Hope you have a lovely weekend, my friend. Warm regards & hugs // paul