picking raspberries

“Go ahead,” says the tour guide.

“The bees won’t sting you.Β  They’re too busy pollenating.”


i take my cup

begin picking raspberries

could bees, would bees

should bees, can’t bees

must bees and never bees

buzzing all around

the tour guide was right


by mary ann blinkhorn

32 thoughts on “picking raspberries

  1. Love those raspberries! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. ManicDdaily says:

    Ha. I do a lot of berry picking (and have never been stung in that activity) and also remember Miss Susan – Do Be a Do Be (and the reverse.) Very nicely spun poem. Well done. k.

  3. Ben Naga says:

    You capture both the intellect and the tickle bone. Kudos. πŸ˜€

  4. Great wordplay! Very fun πŸ™‚

  5. Anthony says:

    I am allergic to bees!!!

  6. Raspberries fresh off the vine are my favorite childhood memory. And, raspberries are still my favorite fruit.

  7. Deborah Avila says:

    BEAUTIFUL and salient poetry! You’re so gifted.

  8. legionwriter says:

    Love the way this moves. You got style.

  9. patgarcia says:

    Reblogged this on Walk On and commented:
    This is an excellent poem and brings back memories.

  10. Raani York says:

    What a beautiful poem – full of “flash backs”…. very nice!

  11. Maxi says:

    Love your poem, PM, very clever. Brings to mind shoulda, coulda, woulda.
    Blessings – Maxi

  12. pixilated2 says:

    Thank you for visiting and following today. ~ Lynda
    PS: I have a bee hive in my gardens and the bees are mesmerizing to watch…

  13. Thanks for the follow. I have looked at your blog and am glad to have found another inspiring site (or that it / you found me :)). I LOVE this poem, especially the second meaning behind it. Very clever. Best wishes

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