Bees are good, flies not so much, nor mosquitoes, nor the rest of the family of flying critters (good for spiders and birds, not for humans), never mind aphids and the other plant-eating parasites …
I hear nothing of their fluent buzz
as they fill in the cracks
to make homes in my domain
To Bethlehem: ‘This little book is delightful, full of … poems on this timeless subject. … the most fun is the little prose vignettes of the common people in the Christ-child story. The slave who looks after the wise men’s camels, or the overworked maid at the inn who has to fetch water for the birth, and many more. A lovely gift for the reader on your Christmas list!’ Rosalind Adams. Available from Amazon and Kindle.