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Famous Bumblebee Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Bumblebee poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous bumblebee poems. These examples illustrate what a famous bumblebee poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Jackson, Helen Hunt
 O suns and skies and clouds of June, 
And flowers of June together, 
Ye cannot rival for one hour 
October's bright blue weather;

When loud the bumblebee makes haste, 
Belated,...Read More



by Dickinson, Emily
 Some things that fly there be --
Birds -- Hours -- the Bumblebee --
Of these no Elegy.

Some things that stay there be --
Grief -- Hills -- Eternity --
Nor this behooveth...Read More

by Laurence Dunbar, Paul
 I like to hear of wealth and gold, 
And El Doradoes in their glory; 
I like for silks and satins bold 
To sweep and rustle through a story.

The nightingale...Read More

by Riley, James Whitcomb
 You better not fool with a Bumblebee! --
Ef you don't think they can sting -- you'll see!
They're lazy to look at, an' kind o' go
Buzzin' an' bummin' aroun' so...Read More

by Ammons, A R
 After a long
muggy
hanging
day
the raindrops
started so
sparse
the bumblebee flew
between
them home...Read More



by Milosz, Czeslaw
 On the day the world ends
A bee circles a clover,
A Fisherman mends a glimmering net.
Happy porpoises jump in the sea,
By the rainspout young sparrows are playing
And the snake is...Read More

by Taylor, Edward
 She has one good bumblebee
which she leads about town
on a leash of clover.
It's as big as a Saint Bernard
but also extremely fragile.
People want to pet its long, shaggy coat.
These...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
 Pigmy seraphs -- gone astray --
Velvet people from Vevay --
Balles from some lost summer day --
Bees exclusive Coterie --
Paris could not lay the fold
Belted down with Emerald --
Venice could...Read More

by Tate, James
 She has one good bumblebee
which she leads about town
on a leash of clover.
It's as big as a Saint Bernard
but also extremely fragile.
People want to pet its long, shaggy coat.
These...Read More

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