Spring 2010 • Vol. XXXII No. 2 Poetry |

Apiary 18

The honeycomb is made from flowers and the materials for wax bees gather from the resinous gum of trees, while honey is distilled from dew. At the rising of the constellations or when a rainbow is in the sky the dew is deposited in the comb. Dew from sweet-tasted flowers. This, mother, is my song for you pretending to sleep with open eyes. As odor and dance lead bees to nectar, though you're far away I will come to you.

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Carol Frost has published eleven books of poems, most recently Honeycomb, which won the 2010 Florida Book Award. Trilogy is forthcoming in 2014 from Tupelo Press. She is the Theodore Bruce and Barbara Lawrence Alfond Professor of English at Rollins College.

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