GUERNICA

April 26 1937

( for Stephanie- Beekeeper )

 

 

dawn found me
by the fire
bitter coffee
stale bread 
alone in my
brooding

motherland
mother tongue
my mother
was born here
as well as her
mother’s mother
mother mother
motherland

symphony of wings
beating of the hive
heart beat – heat
living creatures 
morphed  into one 
grand orchestration 
sacred smoke

prideful of my honey
taste of ancient
ever divine
queen on her
royal  throne 
grafting future 

thoughts interrupted
stinging noises
moths 
winged predators 
descending
infiltrate
our lives

our hives aflame
drone moths 
drove –  dove 
fury & flames
merely workers
absconding swarm

when the enemy
descends
from the gates 
of the heavens 
vanity & treasures
are forgotten 

smoke & fire
burned three days
drove me into the cluster
until the attack ceased 
what sins 
we simple
people partook

 

silenced 
thunderous 
echoes
void
barren
colonies

devastation abound
upon my return 
wearing a veil of tears
hives empty 
house in ruins
enemy on terra firma
casting myself
into the unknown

along the Montseny 
wild boar forage
arbutus flower
feral bees
dance drunken delight
in the land of
milk & honey 

 

 

Art and words by TERRENCE SYKES


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