Berries Blue Etheree


As winter ends,
Providing forage
For creatures small and large,
Drawn by beautiful sapphire
Fruit of the evergreen bushes,
Jewels strung there by Mother Nature,
Loving provender for her hungry kin.

Copyright 2014 Brenda Davis Harsham

Note: This poem is anΒ Etheree, starting with one syllable
on the first line and increasing to 10, one syllable per line.
For another great example, check out Ginz&Tonic.

39 thoughts on “Berries Blue Etheree

  1. Pingback: Juniper Jewels | Friendly Fairy Tales
  2. I learn so much from you, Brenda! I had no idea that poetry had such a wide collection of variations! I love those blue berries, that resemble sapphires. I can see why the creatures would be attracted to their jeweled appearance! This was simply lovely, my dear! Hugs, Robin


    • I love nature, in all its forms. This was my third ever etheree. It’s hard to find good pictures this time of year, surrounded by mud and dirty snow. Still, I manage here and there. πŸ™‚ I’m glad you liked my blue berries. I’m told they might be juniper berries, and those are made into gin! I had no idea!! πŸ™‚ Hugs, Brenda


  3. Looks like juniper! The robins that are brave enough to stay through our midwestern winter love to eat these! I guess technically they are seed cones rather than true berries, but Mother Nature has glamored them to look like berries, and the birds love them all the same… πŸ˜‰


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