A year or more ago, I began to write poetry on my blog, Diabetic Redemption.  At first I felt very timid, and I had no intention of ever doing anything with any of my poems.  But, as time went by, I began to write in classic styles, using modern, even common language.  The combination of the two struck nerves in me, and in some of my readers, so I continued to post poetry more frequently, until I was writing a poem every day.

At that time, I began to toy with the idea of a separate blog just for rhymes, (I say rhymes, because I have written overwhelmingly in rhyming poetic verses.)  That idea brought me here, to The Sun Drips Honey.  I am a woman of deep feelings, more of which are joyful as each day passes.

The sun drips honey comes from a poem by Laurie Lee, 1914 – 1997, an English poet and novelist whose biography is available at the link.  Lee wrote novels set in England of Post-World-War-I, including his autobiographical novel, Cider with Rosie, which has been adapted for two movies, a theatre production, and a radio play.

The title is from his poem, Day of These Days:


Such a morning it is when love
leans through geranium windows
and calls with a cockerel’s tongue.

When red-haired girls scamper like roses
over the rain-green grass;
and the sun drips honey.

When hedgerows grow venerable,
berries dry black as blood,
and holes suck in their bees.

Such a morning it is when mice
run whispering from the church,
dragging dropped ears of harvest.

When the partridge draws back his spring
and shoots like a buzzing arrow
over grained and mahogany fields.

When no table is bare,
and no beast dry,
and the tramp feeds on ribs of rabbit.


4 Responses to About

  1. Love love love the title of this blog!!! Shine on!

  2. Jennifer says:

    Hey there, Example of a blog post! Good to meet you. Look forward to reading more 🙂

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