"Austerity" by Janet Loxley Lewis (1899 - 1998) was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on November 23, 2013. A link to the poem may be found here:
The speaker, presumably the poet, sings of how she enjoys a life of solitude and privacy. Mrs. Lewis uses "cold hills" as a metaphor for isolation, as opposed to the relative bustle of "life in the turfy meadow" all buzzing with bees. The buzz of bees may be a metaphor for the sounds of a busy city.
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