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3rd Place Summer Poetry Contest Winner: Wake the Bees - Emmy White

Jasmine, wrench bees from their winter thirst, from honeyed labyrinths,

May your anthers waken them with tangled wings.


Spring, ring the boronia bells, for winter takes tongues

Until the world forgets their familiar hum.


Summer, sing, until flowers cease to shrivel, until bees skip

Like the sun never slept.


Emmy White is a writer from Sydney, Australia, where she can be found haunting bookstores and staring at the moon. She works as a news writer and marketing assistant and is currently studying her Master's degree in creative writing. Her work has been featured in a number of publications including Griffel Magazine, Fauxmoir Magazine, and Train River Publishing's Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Winter 2020, and Spring 2021 anthologies. You can follow Emmy on Instagram at @emmywhitewrites.

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