green of vitality

berries pungent, sweet or sour

life in short.


I am not a poet certainly not one who can haiku. But then there is a contest at Writetribe, how can I not participate. The prompt is the picture given.

When I looked at the picture the green of the leaves struck me.  Also the berries reminded me of ‘karand’ a berry widely available till some years back in South Kanara but not so anymore. These berries were used to make pickles and they have a pungent taste. I am told that it is sweet when ripened. But who allowed them to ripen, we were too busy plucking them, wiping on our shirts and eating them.  🙂

So folks sorry for the amateurish attempt and please forgive me for my lapses.

* karand also known as karonda in Hindi.

17 thoughts on “Being…….

  1. You did a lovely job. Haiku looks easy to write but it isn’t that easy. It took me a long time to write my first haiku. Longer poems are much easier.

  2. This is beautiful Bhagyashree. I agree, those berries look like ” Kanda”. Bring backs childhood memories. We call them ” Kanda” in Konkani.Sour and tangy when raw and sweet after ripened 🙂

  3. How my heart aches to spot those familiar berries, in my native place. When younger, I used to pluck the berries, along the way to my friend’s house. Such a lovely post.

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