Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sleeping Bee

I've been seeing a lot of bees on other peoples blogs lately.  This sleeping bee, is it drunk from the scent of the ginger lily? Cold from the the chilly October night before?  I could have reached in there and petted him if I'd liked.  Seeing them brings to mind the song Sleepin' Bee from the musical House of Flowers.

When a bee lies sleepin'
in the palm of your hand
your bewitched
and deep in love's
long looked after land....

Hard to imagine that Truman Capote wrote a musical, but in fact he did and Dianne Carol and Pearl Bailey performed it on Broadway- that would have been one heck of a show!  My father had the album and we enjoyed listening to it together many moons ago.

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