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What Do Honey and Poetry Have In Common?

They both can take the heat!

Photo by el alce web on Unsplash

Honey in a cup
draws the sting from hot water.
Poems do the same.

Sweet on the tongue.
Soothing to the throat.

Reliever of tension.
Promoter of healing.

Am I speaking of honey?
Or of poetry?



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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi


Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.