Is sipping from the Milky Way
like sipping from a flower?
I ask the bee and butterfly
but they just buzz or flutter by,
so I tip my tongue to the yellow
button heart of feverfew
and get wildly drunk
on its pollen-sugared dew.

Kim M. Russell, 25th February 2019

Image result for feverfew flowers with bee and butterfly Pinterest
Image of feverfew flowers found on Pinterest

My response to dVerse Poets Pub Quadrille: Sip

Mish is our host this week and she has us all sipping!

51 thoughts on “Sip

    1. It’s a great herb from the daisy family that has a wide range of medicinal uses, mainly as an anti-inflammatory and pain killer, especially for migraine headaches and rheumatoid arthritis. It has also been used to help with infertility, as well as problems with menstruation and childbirth.


  1. Oh I love the rhymes…..the sipping, the bees and butterflies, and getting “wildly drunk
    on its pollen-sugared dew”. I feel druink with spring reading this! Now if we just just jump from February to May!!! 🙂 And PS: the daisy, with the sunflower, are my favorite flowers. 🙂

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  2. This is incredibly beautiful, Kim! ❤️ I love the rhyming and imagery here which fills the mind with hope and all things sweet! 😀 “I tip my tongue to the yellow button heart of feverfew and get wildly drunk on its pollen-sugared dew.” Wowww!! 😍😍

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  3. You are queen of sip with this one! Makes me hungry for those pollen polluted Spring nights to come. I enjoyed your moment of epic fantasy as you tipped up the Milky Way.

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