July 12, 2013

Poetry Friday--Bee Vision

This poem/picture combo came about when I was playing around with a photo of some white flowers (using PicMonkey) and turned them black. I started thinking about bees and how their eyes work, which sent me off to Google and the search term "bee vision" (thus my post title). Then I wrote the poem. I see several lessons here: 1. what you see is not necessarily what everyone/everything else sees; 2. to think before acting, speaking, etc.; 3. that humans tend to think they are superior creatures, but it ain't necessarily so. I generally try to stay away from lessons, but this poem got the better of me, so I beg your indulgence. (Click on the image to make it larger and easier to read.)

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

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14 comments:

  1. I love the direction your poetry is taking, Diane.

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  2. Love the idea of the 'unseen' being 'billboards!

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    1. Thanks, Matt! It's really amazing, though, how ultraviolet patterns act like a target. There's so much to learn out there in the world!

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  3. I only wish the bees could see all the harmful pesticides that are killing them off. Thanks for the food for thought, Diane.

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    1. I didn't even want to address that issue. I fear we are headed for hard times ahead if we keep poisoning all our natural helpers! Just think of it--bees and bats are dying off in droves.

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  4. I love the line "eyes become billboards" and the one that follows. We *should* be talking about bees right now. They are in crisis!

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  5. "What else might you have been wrong about?" indeed! I love "seeing" thing from other perspectives. Thanks for getting me thinking this morning! =)

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  6. I love the idea that what they see is so different from what we see and that it's what they see that serves the flower's interest.

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  7. Thank you, Bridget, Liz, and Mary Lee! Enjoy the weekend--it's sunny and has cooled down significantly here in NH, the bees should be out in full force.

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  8. something I never knew! I'm glad you did the research and presented us with this lovely poem!

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