In Praise of Bumblebees

by Alanna

sandy-millar-vhRwpRRQbd0-unsplashThey probe dreamily in the center

Of pie sized yellow flowers that nod towards the east

Keeping me company

As I work in the garden


These tiny winged beasts do their work

Heads up down, up down

Placing in precision their needle-like proboscises

In a sea of stamen and pistil


Gentle black creatures

Intoxicated by pollen and nectar

So immersed in their work

My finger can stroke their furry backs


I find them in the morning exhausted

Dozing in the midst of flowers

Dusted with yellow

Dreaming bumblebee dreams


Photo courtesy Unsplash

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4 Comments to “In Praise of Bumblebees”

  1. Absolutely love this poem, it’s so grand!! ❤

  2. Bumblebees are cuter than honeybees. I love your poem about them. Their work is not as crucial to our survival, but it is necessary nonetheless. ❤

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