Monday, June 27, 2011


Monday's Child Prompt - Illustration by Clara Burd


Bunnies love blueberries, and so do I.
I picked plenty this morning, so I’ll share.
Maybe I can save enough for a pie.
(Somehow I doubt I’ll have any to spare.)
Bunnies…would you pick more berries?  Come on,
and I’ll show you how.  It’s easy as pie.
We need more blueberries ‘cause they’re all gone.
They tasted so good, we ate our supply!
Let’s pick more tomorrow.  Bunnies, goodbye.


Notes: The form is Novelinee.  The illustration is a sweet gentle picture that brought to mind a small child sharing his bucket of blueberries with some of the forest animals.

As you may have noticed, I have not been around much in recent time.  There is a reason for that, but it is actually writing-related:  I am working to complete a middle grade historical novel.  

Because I attended a NJ SCBWI First Page session with two editors from know publishing houses, back in mid-April, I was given a three-month window of opportunity for submitting the finished book to those editors.  But...unlike previous sessions I had attended in past years, this time I only had the story sketch and the first page written.  (In the past, I've had entire books already written.)


Therefore, I have been researching and writing like crazy to get the book written (and polished) by the mid-July deadline.  I think I'm in the home stretch right now - so please keep your fingers crossed.

And after mid-July, I hope to be back in the proverbial saddle again, posting (and reading) poetry!  ☼


  1. Welcome back!
    This is pure sweetness.

  2. You've been missed, Randi. Welcome back!


  3. Oh how I've missed your sweet verses RJ. This is lovely!!!

  4. Thank you, Elaine! How sweet of you to say that! ☼

  5. such an innocent feel to this. I love blueberries, too :) good luck with the book.

  6. fresh blueberries...reminds me of Vancover Island BC..we always go there in the summer and there are fresh blueberries for sale all over the island....lovely..bkm

  7. You are nominated under children’s literature category, please take some time to
    Vote before July 2,
    Have fun exploring your peer’s poetry/short stories,
    Thanks for the time!
    Your submission is pot of gold to us…
    Bless your day…..

  8. Gotta love those fresh blueberries.

  9. Good to know you'll be posting again soon. Meanwhile, bon courage for the polishing and bon chance for the book.

  10. PS I also stopped by to thank you for your fun contributions to this week's Limerick-Off!

  11. Congratulations! You've won Limerick of the Week for your wonderful entry in last week's Limerick-Off!

    Thanks so much. I hope you'll be a regular participant!

  12. What a great poem! I stumbled upon you from another blog that had you listed as a fun read. So glad I found this. Have a great day.

  13. Thanks, Pamela! Just saw your new site - and it's awesome!

  14. bkm...thanks for the thoughts. When I think of blueberries, I think of Maine...funny how that is, ☼

  15. oceanwavesinblue - thank you, ☺

  16. Petrina - yep - gotta love those blueberries, indeed!

  17. Madeleine - you totally rock!
    Thanks! ♥

  18. California - thank you for your kinds words. Glad you dropped on by! ♥