Ingrid Bruck is wild flower gardener and a poet inspired by nature. She lives in Amish country in Pennsylvania. This site shocases selected works by her.

Who Killed the Honeybees? - Published by: Plum Tree Tavern

Who Killed the Honeybees?


grass no longer hums

flowers don’t buzz

and you stop looking down

when you walk barefoot in clover


the sting of silence


each third mouthful of food

depends on bees for pollination,

they sustain the food chain

and are dying


the sting of silence


when bees starve for lack of flowers

or get lost going home and vanish,

when thirty countries ban American food

and GMOs enter our DNA


the sting of silence


when bees rain down in a parking lot at Walmart,

red wing blackbirds fall from the sky on highways,

and a million fish die in the Arkansas River,

when captive dolphins and whales turn killers


the sting of silence


half the world’s animals have perished since the 70s,

six gulls in a flock, instead of wheeling hundreds,

when only one Monarch visits your garden in a  year

and few bats rake insects on the currents of night


the sting of silence


oceans turn to deserts, fishermen left jobless,

acid rain drains life out of lakes and rivers.

only a quarter of the frogs are left

to croak a night song of coming death


kill-offs, die-offs, honeybees vanished


the sting



Date Published:  May 24, 2016

Berry Picking - Published by: Young Ravens Literary Review

Star of the Sea - Published by: Anthology - River Poets Journal 2016, Volume 10, Issue 1, Special Edition: A Collection of Signature Poems