Mesmerized by a Bumblebee – Martyn Leroy

This little ball of fuzz, whirling like a whirlybird should

Thank you to Martyn Leroy for his powerful and topical poem. As Albert Einstein once said… if bees go extinct, the human species will follow soon after. As well as being a talented poet, Martyn loves comics, professional wrestling and Japanese animation. He is ‘firm believer in originality, imagination and raw emotion when it comes to creative and artistic endeavor’. We really appreciate Martyn’s kind support!


Out in the Spring

A ridiculous thing occurred to me one day

Out of the blue

A bumblebee flew, pollinating flowers on the way

Soothing as it was

This little ball of fuzz, whirling like a whirlybird should

Settled on the path

Short and out of breath, so I put him on a branch of wood

Nectar he found

Weighing him down, maybe it’s the speckles in his fur

I put him in the grass

Where feet won’t pass or someone’s saddle is a burr

Air turns cold

Day has been sold; his colony’s been waiting for a while

Bumblebee then

Started to ascend in aposematic style

He’ll return

His Queen will learn of his saviour and knight

And maybe soon

One Harvest Moon, they will see me alright

Happy little drones

Enterprise zone, Wheel of Nature goes round


To drink and fly, as long as you don’t fall down.

Martyn Leroy

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