Wigwag of a Bumblebee

When God looks down,

We speak the wigwag of a bumblebee

Grunts, clicks, ululations,

Warbles and trills.

If we understand each other,

If we can communicate,

Do we have souls?


I think I wrote this poem at the same time that I took the introduction to poetry class in 2015, but I think I wrote it simply for fun. It wasn’t part of any assignment, and I don’t think I turned it in for any kind of credit. I posted it in July 2015, and you can see the original post here: https://therichardbraxton.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/wigwag-of-a-bumblebee/

I think this poem has a good kernel of idea, and I love the line ‘We speak the wigwag of a bumblebee,’ but it gets lost somewhere. I really want this poem to be good, and I think it wants to be good. But it has been a bad little poem and it wants to be punished. lol 😀


4 thoughts on “Wigwag of a Bumblebee

    1. Thank you. I really like the phrase “wigwag of the bumblebee.” I like how it shows that they are communicating even though it looks like absurd and pointless behavior to us. But I don’t know what to do with the rest of the poem.

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