- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
This one goes out to any wedding planners who could use a peaceful poetic moment.
I was doing a little reading just now, and of course this part reminded me of this website. “A Place for the Bees,” from Virgil’s Georgics, translated by David Ferry.
And there should be a limpid spring nearby,
Or a moss-edged pool, or else a little brook,
Almost unseen, making its way through the grass,
And a big palm tree or oleaster shading
The vestibule of the place where the bees have settled,
So when the kings of the hive lead the swarm forth
In the welcoming season, and glad to be free at last,
The youthful bees are capering and playing,
There’ll be a stream bank or a pond bank there,
Where they can escape the unaccustomed heat
And where the leaves of a tree can shelter them.