Chive Blossoms and a Buzzing Bee

A female bumble bee gathering nectar

Lines from The Bee by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

His feet are shod with gauze,
His helmet is of gold;
His breast, a single onyx
With chryoprase,
* inlaid.
His labor is a chant,
His idleness a tune;

*an opalescent green gemstone