Berry Barbs

barbed berry NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda


Baby berries

In barbed bushes

That protect

The precious parcels

From beaks and bears

And plucking fingers

Poised to pry

The ripe supply.



For Becky’s Spiky Squares


Berry Byway

Blackberry way AmitaiAsif

Photo: Amitai Asif


Bravely walk the briar byways

Brushed to either side by burrs

Each step bordered by the brambles

That await the birth of berries

And bar the fruit from brazen strays.



For the Which Way Photo Challenge