Bees stings and honey for mead
The nectar of gods
Powerful, lacking constraint
Downpours and meltdowns
Heart of the Pride
Lioness births her kitlings
With today’s writing prompt from Carpe Diem, I’ve written poems about temperance. It’s an interesting thing to think about, which I question with each of these poems.
In my first, is the lost temperance on the part of the brewer and drinker of the mead? Or is it on the part of the stinging bees who lose their golden treasure?
Emotional Waterfall brings to mind the diluting water that can render alcohol to be less effective. But in this case it’s not alcohol that lacks constraint, it’s the water. Is it because it’s source is uncontrolled snow melt? Or uncontrollable emotions?
Finally, a lioness will guard, cherish, protect and defend. Toward them, she shows great temperance. But toward others, it’s a temperament of a different kind.
- Temperance Haiku (unshakenthoughts.com)