Teddy Bears Picnic – A Haibun

Tonight Gina is hosting Haibun Monday at D’Verse Poets. She has prompted us to write about a picnic memory. Growing up my family always used any day out in the country as picnic time. However, my very own favorite one was a Teddy Bears Picnic that I would have at home with my favorite teddies. We would sit on a blanket on the floor together and I would be ‘mother’ and serve them tea, biscuits and cake.


A perfect picnic
On the red tartan blanket
Just Teddies and me


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

When my mother wanted me to nap she would play an old record called the Teddy Bears’ Picnic and I found it on YouTube so you can listen here. It is quite old from 1932. Someone out there might remember it too!

  19 comments for “Teddy Bears Picnic – A Haibun

  1. April 29, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    How precious this is, picnic with teddy bears. Love it Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 30, 2019 at 9:03 am

      Thank you Hélène, is was very special 🙂💕

  2. April 29, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    What a cute story! Was the Teddy Bear your imaginary friend as well! Well done!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 30, 2019 at 9:02 am

      Thanks Dwight! No he was very real 🙂

      • April 30, 2019 at 12:31 pm

        Ha Ha! you got me there!

  3. April 29, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    Christine I can see you there, with your teddies, being mommy and feeding them. What a tender memory.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 30, 2019 at 1:54 pm

      Thanks Lisa. Your comment was in my Spam box 😔 Yes, they are tender memories. I was never a doll person. Just loved Teddy Bears 🙂💕

  4. April 30, 2019 at 12:46 am

    may i join you? this sounds fun and yes so memorable with a fave teddy for company. Thank you Christine, this make me remember my little play tea time dates with my brown teddy

    • Christine Bolton
      April 30, 2019 at 9:00 am

      This was such a great prompt Gina. Thank you!! ❤️ Yes! Come for tea anytime and bring Teddy

  5. April 30, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Wow… That was an oldie… I don’t recall ever hearing it before. Love the imagery of your poem!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 30, 2019 at 8:59 am

      Yes, really old!!! It brought back so many childhood memories of my mother playing that old 78 rpm record for me. ❤️

  6. May 1, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Very cute

    • Christine Bolton
      May 1, 2019 at 3:05 pm

      Thanks Sabio! 🙂

  7. May 1, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    I can see how the picnic with the teddy bears was memorable.

  8. May 2, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Such a wonderful memory, Christine! I can imagine you as a little with your mum. 🙂💞

    • Christine Bolton
      May 2, 2019 at 2:28 pm

      Yes Punam, so long ago now. But I still have two of the Teddy Bears. They have followed me around the world! 💕🙂

      • May 2, 2019 at 2:51 pm

        How sweet! Like my son still wouldn’t let me give away his beloved stuffed dog! You are so welcome! 🙂💞

  9. May 2, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    as a *little girl*..

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