Blind Huber: Poems by Nick Flynn

By Nick Flynn

Award-winning poet Nick Flynn takes readers into the harmful and impossible to resist heart of the hive

I sit down in a physique & consider a physique, I picture
Burnens' arms, my words
make them flow. I say, plunge them into the hive,
& his arms 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 awesome new assortment, Huber and Burnens communicate 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. everybody 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 likewise in regards to the limits of what will be recognized and what is going to perpetually be unknown. Nick Flynn's bees and keepers-sometimes in a country of excellent pollen-drunk dizziness-view the realm from a amazing and bold perspective.

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