picking wild sunshine

picking plums
right off the branch
is not
what most people do

not anymore

but I’ve got a tree
growing wild
it’s wide and high


and it’s bent down
under its load

I’ve got sunshine
in my bucket

it’s come down from the sky
into the plums
and then
to me

picking sunshine
right off the branch
is not a thing
most people do

I’ve got sunshine
in my bucket


© Frank Prem, 2017

Poem #09: transcribing from the original


25 thoughts on “picking wild sunshine

    • Pretty amzing to see them, isn’t it?

      We have some of the common red prunus – large cherry (or grape) size. They’re not much for flavour. This particular tree is central on the block and serves as a feature. The plums are quite a good size and nicely tasty, so we’ve managed to secure 2 buckets from the cockatoos who love them. Messy, messy, though.

      Sunshine in a bucket felt like a cute idea.


      • Thanks Michael. I was going to say before that over here, the red cherry plums are used as roadside verge trees in built up areas because they don’t grow super tall to trouble power lines, while their red colours are very distinctive in summer. Likewise Manchurian pears. blah blah – carried away a bit there.


      • Well I enjoy your descriptions. Always found Australia fascinating for its flora & fauna among other things. So, not carried away in my book.

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    • Yes, that’s the way they struck me, as well. Haven’t seen such a golden variety before – not that I’ve paid that much attention, but still, they’re pretty gorgeous.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.



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