“Tea with Mrs. Bee”

The day Mrs. Bee came to tea with me
Gossip flew ’round the room in a torrent.
Then she and me, we agreed to agree
To deem gossip by others abhorrent.

Mr. Turtle doth churtle with Myrtle
Bee said, but you did not hear it from me.
Fertile news is curtal, wife’s a hurdle
Mrs. T. will ne’er set that tortoise free.

Rob Rabbit does flit among does a bit
Bee notes, his rep as roué is well-earned.
He’ll admit to a snit, right proper fit
Unless the head of his prey he has turned.

Queen Bee left my tea and rushed off to see
Dee Flea so she could tee-hee about me.

(Written for dVerse Poets: Nonsense Poetry. September 18, 2014.)
[curtal, adj., obsolete: brief]
[churtle, verb, obscure: as used here, it’s open to individual interpretation]

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14 Responses to “Tea with Mrs. Bee”

  1. Gossipy bees — that’s a wonderful idea.. that’s what they are abuzz about…

  2. MarinaSofia says:

    Wow – you’re a natural at this – that does sound very Lear-like! That buzz of gossip is so similar to bees, isn’t it?

  3. claudia says:

    ha see – i was always wondering what they’re talking about… wow – that one is really, really well done

  4. billgncs says:

    Hi VB, it was fun to see your playful side, nice.

  5. Tony Maude says:

    Nicely done; all those rhymes and a steady meter really help this piece to zing along.

  6. I do love the gossipy bees. Such a fun tea.

  7. Love the story and its twist. ah! the gossipy bees are amongst us. 🙂

  8. dkirkstokes says:

    Hahaha- Bee gossip about those pesky lagomorphs and reptiles. Low-lifes all.

  9. Glenn Buttkus says:

    You certainly excelled with this prompt, creating such wonderful nonsense within a classic form & sweet rhyme scheme. I could see Tony smiling like a ChesserBee at your delicious & appropriate take on his challenge; just saying you done good in so many ways.

  10. Wonderful -would love to bee invited to this charming tea party!

  11. Truedessa says:

    haha this is funny I have a turtle as well named Myrtle..I guess the sea spoke to a few of us..I always find that amusing..

  12. I like your rhyme scheme, Well done.

  13. Abhra says:

    Very very beautiful indeed – rhyme and theme, both you handled very well. Loved this one

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