Low Hanging Fruit – #DVersePoets

Bark bitten calves hooked in place,

perfect ‘v’ ankle to hip.

Silly stretch of bare belly

concave as you swing.

Cheeks round with storm winds.

Filled sails of a fallen shirt.

Billowed until breathless and grinning

stained knees knocked loose

there’s still another turn.



  1. LOVE your description here….especially the filled sails of a fallen shirt. Breathless and grinning…..me too reading this 🙂 So glad you posted.

    1. Thank you Lillian. I’ve not been writing much since the UK went into lockdown but I’m trying to right that this month. I’ve reached the point where there are no more cupboards to reorganise so I’ve got less options for procrastination. Hope you and your family are well.

    1. It’s been ages since I did so myself. Weirdly I thought about it because of the hunger games movie. Tense chase scene, and all I can think about it what a good climbing tree she’s found.

  2. A vivid image of a child climbing a tree, Carol! I love the ‘Bark bitten calves’, the ‘Silly stretch of bare belly’ and ‘Billowed until breathless and grinning’.

    1. Thank you Kim. My sister and I were lucky enough to run wild in the country side as kids so I’ve got many happy memories of trees and scrambling around.
      Hope you are well.

      1. Not too bad, Carol. I’ve just got over shingles and a fall that left me quite stiff and with a purple toe. I’m being shielded (asthma, diabetes, heart) and it’s my eighth week confined to the house, Before the shingles and the fall, I did get out to walk around the football pitch opposite our house, but I’m still a bit unsteady. I miss seeing real people. How are you doing? Stay safe and well!

  3. That was me as a kid; wonderful capture. My grandfather taught me tree climbing; later my family called me the “monkey”.

  4. Nice one. I use a ladder to pick the only fruit left in my yard now, West Indian Cherries

    Happy Monday, thanks for your delightful little tree climbing adventure


  5. Beautiful, Carol. Is this from your book? It’s lovely.
    I haven’t been able to figure out how to open the pdf with kindle. Will you be adding a kindle version to Amazon?

    1. Hi, I was thinking about it but quite honestly I’d been avoiding looking at it due to how daunting the kindle process seems. Have you had any experience using it? Hope you and your family are doing okay.

      1. All my books are on kindle, Carol. It’s actually not that hard if you already have the print version. I’ll bet you could convert your book in a day. I’d be happy to pick it up. I tend to read at night in bed (especially poetry) and a kindle version is perfect for that. 😀

              1. I knew you could do it. And thanks for sending it again. I’ll try transfer it, but its really hard to get files from my laptop to my kindle. They don’t talk. 🙂

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