Bumblebee rumble . . .

bumblebees in flight
leather-clad couples rev up
their mating cycles

I live just off a popular scenic drive, which, once the weather turns nice, hums with the buzz of hundreds of born-to-be-wild weekend bikers.  Their appearance, like the appearance of the bumblebee or its relative, the honeybee, is a sure sign that spring has sprung in my neck of the woods. 

This past weekend was opening season for our transient motorcycle crowd.  From my post in the garden, I could hear the bikers ride the wind long before I could see them.  I don’t mind their presence.  It’s an oddly pleasant, even meditative, though manmade, sound–at least from a distance.  Like the sound of the bumblebee circling my tulip tree, the bikers’ rumble makes me smile . . . and reminds me that it’s time to put on some sandals (if not leather chaps and boots) and kick up my heels a little as I enter into a landscape altered by the dizzying buzz of spring.

About Margaret Dornaus

I’m a writer and a teacher, as well as a haiku-doodler. I live in a beautiful woodland setting, surrounded by native oak forests, that inspires me to record haiku snapshots of luna moths and our resident roadrunner, and even an occasional black bear as it hightails it across the top of my road, my mongrel dog barking at its heels as I watch with wonder. My work as a travel writer has appeared in publications from The Dallas Morning News to the Robb Report. You can find examples of my travel writing–as well as excerpts from a travel memoir I’m working on–at my other WordPress site, Travelin’ On. What more than that do you need to know? Only that I started this blog with an eye toward collaboration. Got a haiku? Send it my way. . . . I’m all about new visions & voices. Best, Margaret
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4 Responses to Bumblebee rumble . . .

  1. Sully says:


    I do like this haiku. I also like the “fuller picture” afterwards. It works well for you. Bumblebees and bikers — we know this happens just the way you describe.


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