Preview Night: The Humble Bee

The Romantics Line is back with two new pieces! 

Two rings feature quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s, “The Humble Bee”. One line of water, one of land…:


“Burly, dozing humble-bee,

Where thou art is clime for me.

Let them sail for Porto Rique,

Far-off heats through seas to seek;

I will follow thee alone,

Thou animated torrid-zone!

Zigzag steerer, desert cheerer,

Let me chase thy waving lines;

Keep me nearer, me thy hearer,

Singing over shrubs and vines.


Insect lover of the sun,

Joy of thy dominion!

Sailor of the atmosphere;

Swimmer through the waves of air;

Voyager of light and noon;

Epicurean of June;

Wait, I prithee, till I come

Within earshot of thy hum,-

All without is matyrdom.


When the south wind, in May days,

With a net of shining haze

Silvers the horizon wall,

And with softness touching all,

Tints the human countenance

With a colour of romance,

And infusing subtle heats,

Turns the sod to violets,

Thou, in sunny solitudes,

Rover of the Underwoods,

The green silence dost displace

With thy mellow, breezy bass.


Hot midsummer’s petted crone,

Sweet to me thy drowsy tone

Tells of countless sunny hours,

Long days, and solid banks of flowers;

Of gulfs of sweetness without bound

In Indian wilderness found;

Of Syrian peace, immortal leisure,

Firmest cheer, and bird-like pleasure.


Aught unsavory or unclean

Hath my insect never seen;

But violets and bilberry bells,

Maple-sap and daffodels,

Grass with green flag half-mast high,

Succory to match the sky,

Columbine with horn of honey,

Scented fern, and agrimony,

Clovers, catchfly, adder’s-tongue

And brier-roses, dwelt among;

All beside was unknown waste,

All was picture as he passed.


Wiser far than human seer,

Yellow-breeched philosopher!

Seeing only what is fair,

Sipping only what is sweet,

Thou dost mock at fate and care,

Leave the chaff, and take the wheat.

When the fierce northwestern blast

Cools sea and land so far and fast,

Thou already slumberst deep;

Woe and want thou canst outsleep;

Want and woe, which torture us,

Thy sleep makes ridiculous.”




Featuring a primo piece of Larimar stone, also called Dolphin stone.




Featuring a beautiful and HUGE piece of Courtland Plume





Also coming to the main Etsy shop on Tuesday:

Sweet dark silver stacking rings highlighting gem like deep blue Kingman Mine turquoise stones!




A bangle bracelet with a stunning sparkled cut of Australian Koroit Opal will be joining them. A couple other bracelet mainstays will be hitting the shop-including the unique and simple Bright & Dark Oval Silver Bangles. These blackened silver bracelets have oval flashes of silver for a haunting and elegant look.




Check out the Etsy shop Tuesday for these plus a few more goodies-including another Romantics Line ring with a quote from Sidney Lanier’s, “The Marshes of Glynn“. 

xx Stray Arrow


5 thoughts on “Preview Night: The Humble Bee

  1. aaaah the Rover of the Underwoods ring!! you had me at huge, but that stone looks amazing. Could i possible reserve it? i don’t know the price or the exact length measurement yet, but i have a giant urge to call dibs (if no one else has). it is SO stunning!

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