An autumn morning that feels like winter.
No bees, no flowers in my garden.
I add honey to my flowering tea.
Two million summer blooms yields a pound
of nectar – a few minutes of summer.
Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing 1786, William Blake
Shakespeare made this magical night for lovers
dreaming foolishly amongst fairies, but Saint John,
patron saint of beekeepers, protected full hives,
mead to drink, a honey moon night
not long but setting many cradles rocking.