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A Quote by Rabindranath Tagore on bees, honey, humming, flowers, butterfly, and gratitude

Bees sip honey from flowers and hum their thanks when they leave.
The gaudy butterfly is sure that the flowers owe thanks to him.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

Source: Stray Birds

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Antonio Machado on antonio machado, poetry, poems dreams, heart, soul, failure, god, bees, and honey

Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt - marvellous error! -
that a spring was breaking
out in my heart
I said: Along which secret aqueduct
Oh water, are you coming to me,
water of a new life
that I have never drunk?

Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt - marvellous error! -
that I had a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from my old failures.

Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt - marvellous error! -
that a fiery sun was giving
light inside my heart.
It was fiery because I felt,
warmth as from a hearth,
and sun because it gave light
and brought tears to my eyes.

Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt - marvellous error! -
That it was God I had
here inside my heart.

Antonio Machado

Contributed by: Jung@Heart

A Quote by Sue Monk Kidd on bees, honey, and death

Place a beehive on my grave
And let the honey soak through.
When I'm dead and gone,
That's what I want from you.
The streets of heaven are gold and sunny,
But I'll stick with my plot and a pot of honey.
Place a beehive on my grave
And let the honey soak through.

Sue Monk Kidd

Source: The Secret Life of Bees

Contributed by: Birds

A Quote by Joe Strummer on joe strummer, strummer, mescaleros, honey, bees, and johnny appleseed

"If you're after getting the honey then you don't go killing all the bees."

Joe Strummer

Source: Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, "Johnny Appleseed"

Contributed by: Steve

A Quote by Emily Dickinson on bees, clover nature, prairie, and revery

To make a prairie it takes clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Poems of Emily Dickinson

Contributed by: Zaady

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