We want directions
To all the lost places, maps
covered in clover
and the shadows of birds.
Imagine my body
And what it makes scatter.
Why live in one space
When we can live
Like bees, bumbling
Laden with pollen
Following the song
The flowers sing
Sign our names in honey
So we will always
How to get

Poem by Julia Klatt Singer

*Dandelion cyanotype by Julia Klatt Singer

Julia Klatt Singer is the poet in residence at Grace Nursery School. Co-author of Twelve Branches: Stories from St. Paul, and author of four books of poetry. Her most recent, Elemental, has audio poems at OpenKim (, as the element Sp. She’s co-written numerous songs with composers Craig Carnahan, Jocelyn Hagen, & Tim Takach. And she’s way into bees and pollination.