In the Bee Yard

by saracomito

After Rene Magritte’s Elective Affinities

Jonathan Cardew has launched a terrific series of video readings from contributors to the wonderful Bending Genres Anthology. What a great idea for the time of quarantine. I was asked to read The Germ Suspended, and decided the bee yard would be the perfect place. You can hear the neighbor kids engaged in some loud horseplay and the planes flying over from Page Field Airport near my Fort Myers home. This poem also appears in my book, Bury Me in the Sky, and came out of an ekphrastic exercise at Synergia Ranch during the 2019 Bending Genres retreat in New Mexico. Maybe I will see you there in September.

If you haven’t picked up the BG Anthology, you are missing out. Find it here.