Explorations Into Liminality
“and there came an arm and a hand above the water and met it and caught it, and so shook it thrice and brandished it, and then vanished away the hand with the sword in the water.”

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Silver Bee

Bee Spiral  Fine Silver Necklace

Like trains of cars on tracks of plush
I hear the level bee:
A jar across the flowers goes,
Their velvet masonry
Withstands until the sweet assault
Their chivalry consumes,
While he, victorious, tilts away
To vanquish other blooms.
His feet are shod with gauze,
His helmet is of gold;
His breast, a single onyx
With chrysoprase, inlaid.
His labor is a chant,
His idleness a tune;
Oh, for a bee's experience
Of clovers and of noon!

The Bee, by Emily Dickinson


Athena's Armoury said...

Two things I love the most: bees are brilliant little herbalists & knights. Love the new piece, too!

Joan said...

Beautiful beautiful . Do you have a pendant, (or could you make) a St Joan with a horse ('s head)?

Cameron said...

This is so pretty...I love the earring that you made also! You've been playing with fire lately, huh? ;)

YorkAvenueStudio said...

Cute little bee and I love the spiral, too! Very fun quote/poem.

Carousel Dreams said...

Mermaiden - your little bee is as sweet as honey!

Joan said...

My e-mail is
I have a young grand niece whose second name is Joan, named after her great aunt Joan..me. She is aged 17 and has a horse.. the love of her life just now. I love your St Joan pendants and would love to give her one as a gift, but if St Joan had her horse (head of horse?) it would be really special. I just wondered if it would be possible. Thank you for replying.

Annabelle said...


The bee pendent is exquisite as are bees and the poem. I thought of encasing a real bee in a trinket box but when I went to use the dead bee I found by the post office it smelt awful and I thought if I did that I never get customers back...haha! Now your idea is way better! Lovely work!!!

>^_^< Annabelle

aquariann said...

Lovely necklace! And wonderful poem to accompany it, too.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I love Emily Dickinson- and your art her is a perfect tribute to her words- beautiful!

Msartist said...

I love this pendent. I often think I would like to make some jewelry but have failed to try. Maybe someday!
Loved looking at your creations.
Have a lovely, creative week. Theresa

celestial elf said...

Lovely Poem,
thought you might enjoy my bee myth machinima film
Blessed Bee
elf ~