Day 16: Electric rhythm

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When I saw electric and wax on the spread yesterday, I knew I had to write to hive. And I pictured this humming, buzzing, busy hive–and the words jumped out to build that image. At least sort of! Ha!

There are lots of honey bee books I love–goodness! You Are a Honey Bee, a fabulous new one by Laurie Ann Thompson. Honeybee, by Candace Fleming. Flight of the Honey Bee, by Raymond Huber. Honeybee Rescue and Hive Detectives by Loree Griffin Burns. And more! There are so many truly stunning honey bee books!

 

What words will we be digging through today?

And here’s the card that we might pull our topic from:

So some possible topics are:

  1. tape
  2. plaster
  3. caramel
  4. honey
  5. sticky

Will you join in? Would love to see what you come up with!

 

5 Responses

  1. Laura, you have really captured the thousand voices of the hive, and their “electric rhythm” Beautiful! It’s funny I chose a few of the same words today to write about my baby grandson. His fly-high-in-the-sky hair always reminds of his mom, my daughter. I’m trying to attach a link to his picture. I hope it works.
    Hair
    Head like electricity
    Give his thousand-rhythm memory show
    https://mrsdkrebs.edublogs.org/2023/03/02/march‑2/20230302_072602/

    1. I totally concur, Denise, about Laura’s remarkable poem here. Oh, I can relate to that wispy fly away hair on our grandson. Now it is all gone, but he was a cutie. That fluffy, fly-away baby fine hair, so cute.

    2. Oh my gosh, Denise, that’s amazing! Both the fact that we used some of the very same words in two very short poems about totally different projects! Thank you for the picture! Our younger daughter has fine hair, and when she was little, we had many fly-away electric shows!

  2. Better Hive?

    Rhythm?
    Success.
    Memory?
    Visible.
    Obsess.
    Bring my wish.

    Turning this into a Riddle-ku-esque short poem.…can you guess what sweet treat I am thinking about?

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