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Apple pickin' time

Cartons, squashed boxes moving in mountains
Men on motorbikes, sway-backed mules
Men bended carrying crates of apples
Hessian bags, sewn shut wait at home domains

In the Himalayas region there is no tradition or event 
To announce apple picking, not plucking season
From August to October but depends on summer extent
But the locals agree it generally begins with reason

I landed at a guest house in Manali, Himalaya
Small houses lay hidden among the apple trees
As every family in the area owns an apple tree 
Apples have become integral part of their lives 

Oh, Cartons, squashed boxes moved in mountains
Men on motorbikes, sway-backed mules
Men bended carrying crates of apples
Hessian bags, sewn shut wait at home domains.

Unfamiliar, curious, as my excitement grew
Wandered off in a trice, my hotel owner suspicious
She followed me some distance so as to view
And make sure I wasn’t plucking apples delicious.

Dr. Ram Mehta
Date: 18-10-13
5th place win
Contest :Apple picking time

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  1. Date: 11/11/2013 2:48:00 PM
    This was a different take on the "apple pickin' time" theme! Very well done! Congratulations on your win!...Thank you for all of the kind congrats on my poems! I appreciate it very much!

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 10:21:00 AM
    Another win Dr Ram! Congrats!

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 9:25:00 AM
    Way to go with this winning work..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 8:09:00 AM
    Way to go on the contest and enjoyed the description of another land.

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 5:27:00 PM
    Dr. , Awesome Apple Pickin' Time Win................ SKAT ~ LOVE ~

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 12:07:00 PM
    Nice vision of the Himalaya's. I enjoy your cultural writes. Congratulations on your win :)

  1. Date: 11/1/2013 5:59:00 PM
    Nice visuals.

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 7:25:00 AM
    This is a sweet poem and describing another country's culture..Lovely poem..It puts a smile on my face especially the ending.

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 8:26:00 AM
    Lovely poem and so atmospheric. Best wishes Linda x

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 9:39:00 AM
    charming write, dr. ram.. we don't exactly have apple pickin' time in asia.. mangoes, yes!... :) huggs

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 6:28:00 PM
    I can taste and smell those apples hanging on the trees. Nice rhyming lines on this wonderful poem. love phyl

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 10:47:00 AM
    This is brilliant Dr, i have known many of these, apple picking times,, but this is so different and enjoyable...

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 1:38:00 AM
    great poem you did for the contest. And yes,this one is unique as Kelly says here!!

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 5:45:00 PM
    A very unique take on the apple theme! However, I enjoyed it very much. This took me away to another land. I admire poems that can do that! Wonderful work! I wish you the best of luck in the contest!...Thank you very much for the kind comments. I really appreciate it!

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 11:51:00 AM
    A wonderful rhyme, Dr. Mehta. I can almost smell the delicious apples you describe! I enjoyed the read very much.

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 7:54:00 AM
    Ahh! really delicious poem enjoyed. A nice picture of apple pickin' time. Beautifully done. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 6:34:00 AM
    Ahh!! The freshness of apples picked straight from the tree..Enjoyed reading your contest entry..It should do well..Thanks for the honor of placing in your contest..Sara

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 5:02:00 AM
    tremendous poem Dr Ram gl in contest with this excellent write Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 12:44:00 AM
    unique concept, I feel like there's potential for metaphor? Great work!

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 12:32:00 AM
    nice poem Dr. Ram