A flight story

I the flower, thou the bee  (Video by Faye Sarras)

They follow the sun
I was told
from morning’s rising
Disk of gold
On wings of silk
spinning fair
Slow but steady
Through mid-spring air
from each bud to blossom
would be garden elixir
Far from queen and comb
strayed they
Yet return they must
by end of day.
By golden light
By early dew
did they depart
returned the way
do they remember
evensong and light of amber.

Faye Sarras teaches English and records the activities of plants from the garden to the kitchen. Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is also the author of Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by Faye Sarras and T P Wilkinson.