Haiku Friday – Future & Give

3 Jul

Hello and welcome to Haiku Friday! Today’s prompt words provided by RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge are Future and Give.


Killer of Bees

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

Man’s future is sealed

When bees no longer buzz

Pesticides to blame

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“If the bee disappeared from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”

~Albert Einstein

61 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Future & Give”

  1. marjma2014 July 3, 2015 at 5:33 pm #

    Absolutely, where would we be without bees? Great Haiku 🙂


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 3, 2015 at 5:48 pm #

      Thank you! I remember seeing bees very often as a child. Now it’s rare when I see one––even at the park! It’s scary because this quote makes a lot of sense to me. 🙂

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      • marjma2014 July 4, 2015 at 5:07 am #

        Yes that’s true, we see so many other flying bugs, flies, wasps but not so many bees. Bees are precious. 🙂


      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

        Yes, you’re right! The mosquitos are out of hand in some areas too. Now, why couldn’t there be a shortage in those? And cockroaches . . . I wouldn’t miss those. 😉

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      • marjma2014 July 5, 2015 at 3:40 am #

        Yesterday I found a spider crawling across my bed, ugh! Who knows how often he visits while I’m sleeping!


      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 5, 2015 at 2:01 pm #

        Ahhhhh! 😮 That would keep me awake for many nights. Ha, ha. Although I’m afraid of spiders I tend to tolerate them since they get rid of worse pests such as roaches, flies, and mosquitos.

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  2. Jonathan Caswell July 3, 2015 at 5:59 pm #

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  3. mbarkersimpson July 3, 2015 at 6:42 pm #

    Lovely haiku – bees can never get enough love as far as I’m concerned 😉


  4. ratnibbles July 3, 2015 at 6:44 pm #

    Awesome Vashti. True this haiku makes lot of sense 🙂


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 3, 2015 at 7:14 pm #

      Hi! It’s so nice to hear from you. I truly fear for the future of bees and our planet. Something should be done soon.


  5. mihrank July 3, 2015 at 7:16 pm #

    This is great Haiku – the bees brings the sweetness of a gentle music…Bravo


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 4, 2015 at 12:39 pm #

      Hello Mihran! Thank you! And you know all about sweet music. Beautiful analogy. 😀


  6. Caleb July 3, 2015 at 7:23 pm #

    Bees are like the cuddly teary bears of bugs. Stumpy, fuzzy, and adorable. Great job Vashti!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 4, 2015 at 12:30 pm #

      Hi Caleb! Thank you! I love your description! You’re absolutely right. I can’t remember the last time I saw a fat little bumble bee. 😦


  7. Mark July 3, 2015 at 8:01 pm #

    Perfect haiku and such a true statement. What we ate doing to our planet is scary.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 4, 2015 at 12:29 pm #

      Hi Mark! Thank you. I agree. Many people don’t want to address the situation or think about it because of selfishness. They’re making a good living with one of the many things damaging the earth and so they refuse to stop and think about the future of our planet. We’re living in a world filled with greedy egomaniacs. Sad.

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  8. Suzanne July 3, 2015 at 8:31 pm #

    Brilliant. The plight of the bees is one of the major issues of our time.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 4, 2015 at 12:20 pm #

      Hello Suzanne! Thank you very much! Yes, you’re absolutely right! Why can’t more people see that?

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      • Suzanne July 4, 2015 at 7:09 pm #

        People are strange. I wrote a blog post about bees once. People were surprised to hear that bees are in trouble!

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 8, 2015 at 11:48 pm #

        Many people wear blinders to the problems of the world around them. They don’t want to know because then they have to do something. 😉

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      • Suzanne July 9, 2015 at 2:54 am #

        very true

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  9. wendyannedarling July 3, 2015 at 10:36 pm #

    I’m so glad you wrote this, Vashti! I really don’t think the world has a clue what will happen if they disappear! Instead of futures starting, they would be ending.A lovely haiku and a serious warning.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 4, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

      Hello Wendy! I’m glad you liked the haiku. Too many people hear the warnings and ignore them. Maybe they feel overwhelmed not knowing what to do or they don’t that they don’t have time to deal with the problem. Well, if we don’t do our part things will end badly. There are little things that everyone can do to help. 🙂


  10. Wild Daffodil July 4, 2015 at 1:38 am #

    wonderful to get such an important message in a Haiku.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 4, 2015 at 12:13 pm #

      Thank you! I hope it serves as a reminder to people that we need to take action in order to save our planet and ourselves. 🙂


  11. Alka Girdhar July 4, 2015 at 2:51 am #

    A sensible Haiku. The below site says if bees go extinct, it might lead to “mass starvation on an unprecedented and unacceptable scale”. Some plants would be influenced more than others. The consequences would be grave nevertheless.



    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 4, 2015 at 12:11 pm #

      Hello Alka, I wish more people would take this situation seriously. I believe all of nature is connected somehow and when a species dies off it affects all other species in a domino effect. We should all take cue from my friend Hugh who plants ‘bee loving vegetation’ in his garden, and we should also do our own investigation on pesticides and their effect on our ecological system. 🙂 Thanks for the link.

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      • Alka Girdhar July 4, 2015 at 8:39 pm #

        That’s all true Vashti! The current generation should take it seriously and leave this planet a better, not worse, place for the future generations. ‘Bee loving vegetation’…now that’s a great idea. And yes, using less chemicals is a way to go at a personal as well as universal level.

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  12. Hugh's Views and News July 4, 2015 at 3:33 am #

    I’m pleased to say that we plant ‘bee loving plants’ every year in our garden and we do see lots of them. Probably not as many as I saw when I was a child but garden centres here in the UK do encourage us to buy and put these plants in our gardens.

    Great haiku, Vashti.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 4, 2015 at 12:04 pm #

      Thank you Hugh! That’s a brilliant idea! I’m going to do some research on ‘bee loving plants’ and plant some in my front and back yards. I’ll encourage others to do the same here in the USA, since I have friends and family all over. Thanks for the inspiration! ❤ xx

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  13. olganm July 4, 2015 at 8:22 am #

    Great and true haiku Vashti. Let’s hope.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 4, 2015 at 11:58 am #

      Hi Olga! Thank you my friend. Yes, these things creep into my brain and worry me sometimes. I wish everyone would put planet Earth before profits. 🙂 xx


  14. canaf July 5, 2015 at 12:09 am #

    Sad truth.


  15. edwinasepisodes July 5, 2015 at 12:23 pm #

    That is a beautiful picture and thought-provoking haiku! 🙂


  16. GiGi Eats Celebrities July 7, 2015 at 12:17 am #

    A whole new appreciation for BEES over here… However, I will still swat them away at least- lol!


  17. Dean July 7, 2015 at 8:57 am #

    Wonderful haiku with such a deep message that everyone needs to read and consider. My babies and I studied bees a few weeks ago; if there is ever something to love and worship it should be bees. Bees are interesting, smart, and helpful to man. Man’s best friend. 🙂


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 7, 2015 at 10:52 am #

      Thank you very much! Like my friend Caleb said, ‘Bees are the teddy bears of the insect world’. A few years ago I visited the Butchart Gardens in Canada. Gorgeous place––fell in love with it––must see! But one of the things I was most fascinated with was all the fuzzy, chunky bumble bees I saw all around the garden. 😀 ❤


  18. JESS44903 July 7, 2015 at 12:01 pm #

    This turned out really cute! 🙂 Love it!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  19. Meredith July 8, 2015 at 9:13 am #

    Clever verse to keep this; problem in people’s minds.


  20. Problems With Infinity July 8, 2015 at 12:37 pm #

    Well said, brilliant haiku!

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  21. tjparis July 8, 2015 at 8:12 pm #

    It is one of the most important issues of nature. So glad to see it becoming more public. Apparently there are many beehives now on rooftops in Paris. You often see bees in the actual pastry cabinets in the Parisian cake shops too! Great and timely haiku! 🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 8, 2015 at 11:43 pm #

      Thank you! I guess we should figure out what is attracting these bees to Paris. I know what attracts me to Paris, but that’s a different story. Well, maybe not so different since the bees are in the cake shops. He, he.
      Seriously, we need to figure out what’s killing them and how to help them thrive. You’re right, it is one of the most important issues of nature today.

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  22. Greg July 10, 2015 at 4:29 pm #

    Not only beautiful but compelling and mindful!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 11, 2015 at 2:54 pm #

      Awww! Thank you so much, Greg! You’re very sweet. I believe raising awareness for issues such as this is very important. You’d be surprised how many people don’t know what is happening to the bees. 🙂

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  23. createwithjoy July 12, 2015 at 5:49 am #

    Great Haiku and quote Vashti! I am here to put a BIG smile on your face – you are one of our Featured Guests at this week’s Inspire Me Monday Party at Create With Joy – congrats!


  24. specialk718 July 13, 2015 at 5:43 pm #

    Wow i didnt know bees were that important. I hope something is being done to keep them alive


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 13, 2015 at 8:02 pm #

      Oh yes! The have a huge role in nature. We can all do something to ensure their survival. 😀


  25. cicampbell2013 July 16, 2015 at 8:46 am #

    Hi Vashti. I love a good haiku…and that’s a good haiku.
    Don’t worry, I have a couple of bushes in my garden much loved by bees. There are always hundreds of them buzzing all over them 🙂


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 16, 2015 at 7:26 pm #

      Thank you! Oh that’s wonderful Christine! It does make me happy to know there are so many bees buzzing in your garden. I wish more people would do the same. I’ve seen a few buzzing around my mango trees but I’m doing some landscaping research and soon I’ll have bees and butterflies all over my yard (hopefully). 😀 xx



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