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A Bilingual Approach to Love

Updated on September 16, 2014
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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a bilingual approach to love

has always served me best;

the language of bees

providing a basis

for interaction.



each flower dances just so,

its colors absorbing

the morning sun's glow,

its dewdrops

a bath--a face wash

filled with pollen

left over from the day before.



drunken bees

cannot resist.

just one more drink,

face planted

feet dancing

on papered petals,

a maneuver

without parallel

for its beauty

and its simplicity of need.



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you aviannovice!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Your material conjures such wonderful thoughts of nature. I enjoy how this clearly is painted from a gorgeous palette.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank that so much Chitrangada!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you timelesstraveler!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Hi Ruby! Thank you!!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Blossom!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Vicky!!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Hi Manatita! Thank you! Trying to get caught up here and in the work you sent me! Hope all is well in your world!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading this one Frank!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Eddy! Hope all is well in your world!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Alicia!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you cat on a soapbox!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading this one Genna!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Bill! I appreciate your words more than you can know--

      SuzetteNaples--thank you so much for your kind words. This was a piece that just flowed--I wish they all did that

      Thank you Theresa. I think I dragged into the end of the nopomo--but I was determined to do it this year

      Thank you Nadine!

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      Catherine Tally 3 years ago from Los Angeles

      Audrey,

      The poetess, like that drunken bee with dancing feet on papery petals, cannot resist the lure of words to pen, writing poems of unparalleled beauty. This is you, and I am once again awed by both your talent and fortitude. Wow!

      Thank you,

      Cat:)

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Beautiful Audrey and wishing you a happy weekend.

      Eddy.

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Magnificent, Audrey. You are one of the most talented poets it has been my privilege to read and to enjoy.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is beautiful, Audrey. I love the idea of a face wash made of dew filled with pollen!

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      Judy Specht 3 years ago from California

      At first glance the title made me think of a coworker of my husband who asked another of his colleagues how to say "I love you" in another language. She wrote it down for this guy and asked if he wanted to know how to say it. He said,"No" I am going to text it. Nonsense aside, this is a beautiful word picture of love.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Lovely, Audrey! Now I'm wondering - does the bilingual refer to your poetic language and that of the bee, or to the two honeyed tongues?

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautiful expressions! The picture is so beautiful and communicative. You are a true poet at heart.

      Many thanks for sharing!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is my favorite ( Today ) just beautiful!

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      I love the way you handled this poem.. couldn't figure out the title at first....but then perfection should be enjoyed not contemplated..:)

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Face planted, feet dancing! You're a great poet, Audrey!

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Intoxicating in a heavenly sense. Much beauty here. Peace.

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Nice to read the thoughts of a bee. Lovely.

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      Theresa Ast 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Such an interesting perspective. :) Don't know how you are keeping up the pace. Two to four poems a month is about all I ever manage. :) Theresa

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      I am tired Jamie--so thank you!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      So many beautiful lines, well done Audrey, this one and the last are on my favorites list. You are doing great this month. Jamie

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Beautiful, Audrey. What an imaginative approach-bilingual love. I love the images you create with your words - "paper petals". Love is intoxicating and so instinctual at the same time. Wonderful creative thoughts.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love this! You have to be the most creative poet on HP, and you are a joy to follow. Have a wonderful, love-filled day my friend.