The best picnic for me, is a meal shared during a walk. It could be a couple of sandwiches and a thermos of tea, maybe an apple or some chocolate. The main purpose with such a picnic is to rest rather than an intricate meal. When we find somewhere warm where we can sit and watch the nature changing, we just stop to eat. In winter we bring warm clothes and if there is a lot of snow we use a shovel to build a shelter from wind. In summer have books to read, but after a while when rested, there are miles to go before we sleep.
yellow of cowslip
sprouts in last year’s decay —
a drowsy adder
Gina hosts the haibun Monday at dVerse and wants us to write about picnic.
April 29, 2019