So this puts me in mind of a picnic. In Japan, we just finished the season of cherry blossoms when everyday is hanami - blossom viewing - and all through the cities, parks, villages - everyone is out having hanami picnics with special food for the occasion. Here in the states, not only are people getting into viewing the cherry blossoms and touring botanical gardens, you see more people on park benches and the ground with informal food to eat out of hand - picnic! Plain or fancy foods, romantic for two, groups, or even a single person with a takeout salad and a book - it is the season for picnics.
In any form, I would like you all to write about a picnic - real, fantasised, romantic, family, by the lake or the ocean, in a park or the back yard - write me a poem about a picnic. Give me your menu, the games played, if it rained, if it was a happy or sad occasion. If you write it a haibun remember: a haibun is true, something that really happened to you and end it with a seasonal haiku. Also, keep it short. No more than 200 words. I frequently write haibun in exactly 44 words (quadrille form). Please keep your poem short - 200 or fewer words, please.
Have fun! Let's have a picnic. And please, be sure to visit other poets and join them on this picnic. Visit. Read. Comment.