featuring Chronos Vocal Ensemble directed by Jordan Van Biert – recording available
see the video below
When Clarence was little, his grandma carried him on her back through
the woods to the clearing to pick.
Grandma carried a bucket and sang.
Now Clarence carries his own bucket
and walks behind his
They sing together.
Blueberries dot the clearing. Grandma checks for
They pick the plumpest berries they can “nd and
drop them into their
Grandma likes sweet
soft blueberries, juicy blueberries. Clarence likes
go POP in his mouth.
Clarence and his grandma pick blueberries for a
berries that their lips turn purple.
crawls up Clarence’s leg.
Tch, tch. It tickles.
makes its web.
When the buckets are full, Clarence lays a
handful of berries on a leaf for the
and the other animals of the woods.
Clarence and his grandma walk back through the
with their buckets full of berries. !e birds
The birds sing
in the clearing.