ODE to a BRITISH BEE

British bee (copy)

British Bee I Love Thee

Once I met a British Bee.

It was the finest thing I ever did see.

Most Bee’s I’d met liked fizzy pop.

They buzzed around and would never stop.

This one for sure, is British you see.

Because he landed on my cup of tea.

Sorry about that, my poetry is lacking in so many ways and it is not what you would really call an Ode, but hey, it sounded like a good title.

A bit of fun, is all.

Recently I asked an online blogging friend to send me a picture she had taken in her garden. I had offered to do a drawing because the photo’s she captures are all things nature. Beautiful minuscule moments from her part of the world. Christine lives far away in England. My daughter and I would talk about our British Bee as I sketched away and sing a silly song.

Oh British Bee, Oh British Bee I wonder if you’d like a cup of tea?

Now Christine writes poetry, not cheesy stuff like mine. Good poetry and she also takes amazing photos from her garden. Christine played her part in re-naming my picture book to (Sugar and Spice) and so a random act of art was my way of saying THANK YOU Christine.

Please visit her world and say hello from me. http://journeyintopoetry.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/safe/ this is one of my favourite poems from Christine.

Once you visit, you will connect with a special woman. I am in awe of her courage and gorgeous words.

To Christine, your bee will be coming to you soon xxx. I hope he puts some sunshine in your day, especially when you are having a challenging one. Know that I think you are an amazing person and I am glad we connected across the sea.

Good day to you all, Random Acts of Art may return another day, depending on who or what inspires the artist in me next.

About Minuscule Moments

Everybody has a DREAM. Today is the first day of the rest of my writing life. Its a lonely world out there when you are learning the craft. This year, as the same as last year, I want to finish my first children's picture book. I have learn't many wonderful lessons on this journey. You are never too old to learn.
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63 Responses to ODE to a BRITISH BEE

  1. Healing Grief says:

    Beautiful artwork as always Kath and your poetry is not half bad!!
    Karen

  2. Audrey Chin says:

    In awe of your artwork Kath. Lovely bee.

  3. A bit of fun, is all. Perfect! And the artwork, spectacular!

  4. leamuse says:

    I love it Kath! Not just the painting but the poem works well with it. Perhaps a book about Bees for the wee folk helping them to learn about the importance of bees. Your beautiful illustrations and a bit of verse would put it together nicely. Perhaps something to think about for the future and I know Christine will love it! She will be over the moon!

    • Lea thank you, I never know what will come next after Sugar, but I know I will never be bored. I just purchased the book you recommended. I picked it up on Ebay for $7.00. It looks gorgeous and I can’t wait to hold it and soak in those beautiful illustrations. Thanks again for thinking of me my friend.

  5. mrsgillies says:

    That’s an amazing drawing!

  6. Thank you so much Kath! Wow! What a surprise when I meandered into my inbox and saw this fabulous picture! It is stunning and I am busy choosing a place for it in it’s new forever home. And the poem is full of fun, I love it!! Thank you again, I will keep coming back to this today and enjoy looking at it while I have a very British cup of tea! 😊 x

  7. Joan says:

    I always love your art, Kath and this little bee is charming!

  8. G. Olivo says:

    That’s a cute little poem. Funny enough, I’m playing around with different ideas for my next picture book and one of the million ideas I have does not involves a bee but a different kind of insect who just can’t get enough of English breakfast tea! Gorgeous illustration! Very detailed.

  9. LOL–as I read the poem it occurred to me that the poem would be even more interesting if you replaced “Fizzy pop” with “Iggy Pop” 🙂
    But then I guess that would ruin the ‘tea” ending, eh!

  10. jkgphotos says:

    It’s not a bird, but it has wings. I love this!! I also thought you did quite well with the poem. 😊

  11. The detail on your bee is incredible, Kath! I love it!

  12. I knew you were writer, illustrator, but now poet? Is there anything creative you can’t do? Pottery? Knitting? Can I have a virtual pat so it rubs off on me? ❤

  13. Ahhh, Kath perhaps the royal british bee is crying honeyed tears of mirth and drying his eyes with soft yellow pollen..

  14. Your “bit of fun” is a creative glimpse inside your mind, Kath. The poem and the drawing are a perfect fit!

  15. Forgot to add that I am already following Christine, but somehow that poem slipped past me. It is beautiful. Thanks for the link. xo

  16. Sara says:

    I love the poem! Of course your artwork is beyond words. One of these days I’m going to commission you! Keep up the good work.

  17. Letizia says:

    What a beautiful bee (and I love your poem, so catchy, I will be singing it all day, haha!). I actually have a purple flower that the bees in my garden just love. I now make a point of planting it each year just for them. Well, I like it too, but it pleases me that they love it. Hope you’re having a good week, fully of honey.

  18. Judy says:

    The poem is cute and the picture divine! Will go and see Christine — a wonderful introduction you made!

  19. I love this, Kath! Your illustration and you poem made me smile–especially those last 2 lines! 🙂

  20. Beautiful Kath and a wonderful thought to have a ‘random act of art’ 🙂

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