Summer in a Day

In a cold spring,  just one day.

Hot blue sky sun has me thinking

summer with the leaves, bees and ants.

But I need to bring plants inside

tonight and turn on wintertime heat again.

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Pollen

covers cars, windows and every manmade surface

with no effect but annoyance and tears.

Yellow green hard-coated to protect male gametes

on wind-loving journeys from stamen to pistil.

Bees and insects giddy with its abundance.

 

pollen

 

In reading about pollen, I discovered that some plants are known as anemophilous, which literally translates as “wind-loving” while other plants are entomophilous or “insect-loving.” So much love in this pollen-filled air today.