By Nick Flynn
Award-winning poet Nick Flynn takes readers into the damaging and impossible to resist middle of the hive
I take a seat in a physique & give some thought to a physique, I picture
Burnens' arms, my words
make them movement. I say, plunge them into the hive,
& his fingers pass in.-from "Blind Huber"
Blindness doesn't deter François Huber-the eighteenth-century beekeeper-in his quest to profit approximately bees via their habit. via a strange, yet effective association, Huber's assistant Burnens turns into his eyes, his narrator as he is going approximately his paintings. In Nick Flynn's striking new assortment, Huber and Burnens converse and so do the bees. The most powerful virgin waits silently to kill the opposite virgins; drones are "made of waiting"; the swarm makes an attempt to guard the queen. it's a merciless life. every body sacrifices for the candy honey, other than the human hand that harvests all of it in one afternoon.
Blind Huber is ready the physique, love, and devotion and in addition concerning the limits of what should be identified and what is going to without end be unknown. Nick Flynn's bees and keepers-sometimes in a country of extraordinary pollen-drunk dizziness-view the realm from a awesome and bold perspective.
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