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Beasts that crop up in proverbs. Examples of division of labor.

From head to toe in a weatherproof fur coat, underneath it a coat of armor.

Their instruments are precise and efficient.

Two hundred wingbeats per second.

Former beasts of the forest living untamed at our side.

On drones, robbers, aesthetes they take no pity.

Every country must have a standing army of bees. (Sprengel)

Completely suited to the tasks of the future, contrary to people,

they become utterly absorbed in their functions, deal unsentimentally,

always with the society in mind, (knowing the sky is empty),

and accept death without question.
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Author:Piontek, Heinz; Fontenot, Ken
Publication:The American Poetry Review
Date:Mar 1, 1993
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