Strawberry Season

Strawberries ripen, their blood-red sweetness staining the cheeks of students whose bodies, unripened, rail against the conformity of stiff backed chairs and bolted down desks.  Spring has dared to don the cloak of summer – green emboldened fields trampling over delicate beginnings; and we are splash pad, motorcycle revving, boom box crazy: ready to plunge into the swelter, restless.

Strawberries ripen
Spring’s sweet offerings forewarn –
Summer games begin.

(Jilly at DVerse challenges to be unconventional in our halibun writing.  Not sure how unconventional I am, but this was fun to write.)

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44 comments

  1. Completely fabulous!! Strawberry Season is an event wherever it occurs! I reveled in your word choices and loved this :
    splash pad, motorcycle revving, boom box crazy – How perfectly worded.

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  2. I’m enjoying Strawberry Season these days. When I was a child they brought me out in hives – now I love them and they love me! I love the way you relate them to summer games – they remind me of tennis at Wimbledon. ;).

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  3. Strwberries are gems you can eat! Too bad the season is so short! I loved your description of children getting out of school for the summer…”students whose bodies, unripened, rail against the conformity of stiff backed chairs and bolted down desks. Spring has dared to don the cloak of summer – green emboldened fields trampling over delicate beginnings;”
    Dwight

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      1. We actually had two rooms – one for primary (up to second grade) and the rest of the grades (up to eight) were piled into one room. There were four five of us in grade 3, and I’m not sure about the numbers for the other years. I just remember a twelve-year-old boy whose desk was behind mine, who did grade 3 work because he kept failing.

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