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The Bumble Bee - Observe the clumsy, probing bumble bee | 10-Apr-14

Equirer is trying to find out who wrote a poem about a bumble bee.  It begins:

"Observe the clumsy, probing, bumble-bee,
Proboscis-deep in blossoms, drunk on scent,
His out-size deep-pile track-suit plain to see;
Collecting nectar, like a landlord taking rent."


And ends:

"And yet, from standing-start, it makes a lift-off,
With whirr of moon-beam wings out-speeding light,
Like a helicopter, lurching to a cliff-top,
It scales a wall, and hums its engineered delight."

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