I really enjoy the images in this poem. Using knees to characterize a portion of one's childhood is genius, and of course it allows the wittiness of the title. I also like the use of nursery rhymes and how each of those lines is paired with a related event in the narrator's life.
"Here comes the candle to light you to bed." beautiful imagery. Well done.
Reminded me of my granny. But, it was my papa that gently snatched off my nose. I can still get sad so many years after their deaths. I still dream of being in her kitchen or with him in the garage. Stirring writing! Thank you.
Thank you all for your comments. It's encouraging as a writer receiving such feedback knowing my words have touched readers in some way.
I really enjoyed the vivid, sensorial language used in this poem that make the memories of Aunt Bea perceptible to the reader!
I love the spin you put on the phrase “the bee’s knees.” You’ve painted such a lovely and vibrant portrait of Aunt Bea; she’s such a fully-developed character that by the end of the poem, you really feel the loss.