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.