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Of Seeds and Bees (Ether 2:32)
|Title||Of Seeds and Bees (Ether 2:32)|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Anderson, Sharon Price|
|Book Title||The Glory of the Son|
|Publisher||Time Lines Etc.|
|Keywords||Brother of Jared; Poetry; Promised Land|
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Of Seeds and Bees
Jared’s brother and Brother Brigham,
mighty men, fled Babel and destruction
with family, friends.
Passing through wind driven swells—
dark ocean depths and waves of prairie grass—
they sought milk and honey lands
broad enough to nourish a vast posterity
and keep a covenant people.
They carried with them hope, faith, seeds
and, to secure this fertile future, bees.
And they did also carry with them deseret, which, by interpretation, is a honey bee; and thus they did carry with them swarms of bees, and all manner of that which was upon the face of the land, seeds of every kind. (Ether 2:32)
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