Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

National Tell A Story Day April 27th

I'm posting to City Daily Photo  and Words for Wednesday the April 21st posting From The Other Side of Sixty The words will be this shade!

 Did you know today is,

  National Tell A Story Day, on this April 27th 2021.

Playing With Pumpkins

Being a defender of all pumpkins

 more than you would imagine 

 residing in strange places.

Confessing my desire to uncover their whereabouts

before any slaughter or carving begins.


Bridges by water all the better to look my dear.

Eliminate colourless  pumpkins for obvious reasons. 

Pumpkins have long noses for reading
 must check bookstores and artsy shops
 yet their birth places are more 
earthly than you'd imagine.

Their many relatives can turnip
while others in their family squash or beet 
and jockey about other fellow relatives
hollowed out or not
it's all in good jack o' lantern fun!

Yet being the most magical of all plants 

 they can become a coach in a flash.

But when midnight strikes 

once again they're confronted with harsh realities of life. 

Defining cookie-cutter-features

often fat, orange, rough and round creatures

carved with silly or scary expressions

and toothless grins under glowing eyes

and the occasional furry moustache attached 

each perform in a frightful plight

of a vast sea of orange hiding in nearby patches

but their biggest fear is hearing,

anyone desire a cinnamon-streusel pumpkin muffin?

Turn on the oven!

Oh the wickedness!

Clear vision is the answer to solving puzzles.

and good whiskey upon rising theometers!

Allow yourself to venture.

Sorry, barnacles can't grow clues.

Even a stream of sophisticated narrative techniques
 won't enlighten this search.

Where oh where could all the pumpkins be?

Paving the way across this cobblestone lane
step by step all the way home again to find
my very own Pumpkin person.

and in the end

"Only a knife knows what goes on in the heart of a pumpkin.

Simone Schwarz-Bart

Thanks for stopping by. Stay safe. Take good care.


William Kendall said...

Creatively done.

Cloudia said...

Oh my God what a tour de force!

eileeninmd said...


Very creative, you are a defender of the pumpkins.
Take care, have a happy day!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my gosh! It was only the last line that gave the game away.. excellent fun Karen 😉

Jeff said...

Neat post. They grow lots of pumpkins and cabbage in this area. Outside of beef, they're the two main crops. But all the pumpkins are for halloween, none are for eating :(