The Bee’s Knees

Handstand acrobat.
Mainly small time gigs,
circus tents in rural areas.
Environmentalist at heart.
Some thought her silly
giving up two weeks of pay,
assisting farmers in their fields.
Strange sight though,
legs in the air.
Pollen dusted knees
moving through acres,
attracting bees.


Quadrille (exactly 44 words, sans title) written for dVerse where today the prompt word is “silly” – or any form of the word. Photo from

24 thoughts on “The Bee’s Knees

  1. lillian May 4, 2020 / 3:05 pm

    oh yes…..but it’s the walking upside down through the fields, on your hands….that’s what makes her a bit unique! 🙂 LOVED your poem for this prompt, Bjorn.


  2. Frank Hubeny May 4, 2020 / 3:26 pm

    Those bees do see like acrobats. All they need is someone to attract them.


  3. kim881 May 4, 2020 / 3:41 pm

    I wish I could still do hsndstands, Lill! And I love the pollen dusted knees. I’d love to see someone doing that around here, it would cheer me up no end!


  4. Frank J. Tassone May 4, 2020 / 4:20 pm

    Delightful, lillian. Anytime I tried walking on my hands, I collapsed in a heap! 😉


  5. Glenn A. Buttkus May 4, 2020 / 4:21 pm

    I worked with an actor who could walk on his hands for hours, juggle, ride a unicycle–after three years of acting training he went to Barnum & Bailey Clown School, and has been a professional clown for 40 years.


  6. gillena cox May 4, 2020 / 5:31 pm

    Handstands, bravo!!!
    Luv your delightful bees knees
    Happy Monday


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  7. Mary (tqhousecat) May 4, 2020 / 6:53 pm

    It’s good to “mix it up”. One gets tired of walking upright all the time. Love this!


  8. Myrna May 4, 2020 / 7:29 pm

    Lovely. Made me chuckle a little about the handstands. Love the pollen knees.


  9. Truedessa May 4, 2020 / 8:33 pm

    It takes a lot of balance to do a hand stand,


  10. hank77 May 4, 2020 / 8:59 pm


    If it is for a good cause then it will look a lot less silly when one enjoys doing it! Thanks for hosting Lillian, Ma’am!



  11. Ali Grimshaw May 4, 2020 / 9:07 pm

    Hand stands and pollen dusted knees. This reminds me of the Pippi Longstocking books I read as a kid.


  12. sarahsouthwest May 5, 2020 / 1:46 am

    Oh, delightful! The world’s turned upside down at the moment – how great to see the joy in being upside down sometimes!


  13. calmkate May 5, 2020 / 2:53 am

    hilarious, nice way to enjoy your summer breaks 😎


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