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Author Name: Premiumsheedreams 14 Comments
Date Added: February 23, 2012 16:02:10 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Ode to Blackberries
Ode to Blackberries
a visit to ranch market yields
sparkling deep purple gems
worthy of intricately handcrafted jewelry
swollen clusters suitable to wear
as a fruity brooch upon my breast
each sweet bite drips of royal silk
and dyes my lips and fingertips
like  purple rain
thoughts of you flood my mind
memories of champagne kisses
and passion's breathless whispers
if moon and stars can merge as one
in nightime sky why not blend ripe flavors
in warm sweet sauce to tease and tantalize
two rounded goblets spooned half full
with luscious honeyed fruit of sweet delirium
topped off with bubbling pink champagne 
drinking my fill of you yet craving more...
I sing my sweet blackberry song
Author's Notes:
written in the style of Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet and 1971 Nobel Prize winner.
02.23.12  reposted in honor of Gene who wrote about blackberry pickin' in Oregon
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Comment By: PremiumDean on February 24, 2012 02:49:48 PM Report
Berries are full of goodness. Your brilliant poem , makes me go after them every day, lol, loved it, ~Dean
Comment By: FreeJohn Armlovich on February 24, 2012 09:19:21 AM Report

mmmm..... blackberries... I always liked blueberries better but they are indeed good. I liked this poem, makes my mouth drip with longing for blackberries now,


Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on February 24, 2012 08:46:05 AM Report

What an exquisite poem!

Comment By: FreeDirk Kruger on February 24, 2012 05:32:46 AM Report
i'm not a big berrie person at all, mainly i think cause it's not that freely ( that i have seen , but i'm a male what do i know) available in South Africa. I DO have one berry that i'm madly in love with and that's my BlackBerry that i carry in my pocket. ( MOBILE PHONE ) LOVE THE POEM , THINK IT'S BRILLIANT

Comment By: Freee. Gene Myers on February 23, 2012 06:42:48 PM Report
Ah ha,  Someone else who loves black berries.  How did I miss this one the first time you posted it.  This is delightful.  Now, you know why I wrote my poem.  It's to teach people like you how to pick black berries easier than one at a time.  It really works.  And for those of you who worry about clipping whole bunches, they come back the next year in a fury.  The cutting stimulates them.  
Black berries as jewelry ...hmmmm  Have to think on that.

Thanks for another view of a beautiful and delicious berry.


Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on January 14, 2011 05:22:23 PM Report

Well, it might be the style of Pablo Neruda, but you have brought us a sensous, vibrant write for the senses, Ljo~!!  However, it was done in great taste and a joy to read and ponder...AWESOME~!  Nice to read from your library shelf~!

Just me, ol' Margaret....

Comment By: FreeCindy Bendel on January 11, 2011 10:29:05 PM Report
a delight to the senses, a joy to read. exquisite writing dear.
~cindy = )

Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on January 10, 2011 10:09:54 PM Report
Something's wrong with my face. I can't stop smiling. My memories of blackberries include unbearable heat, scratched hands and arms, and fear of rattlesnakes. I like yours better. ML
Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on January 7, 2011 08:55:58 PM Report

Most enjoyable read! Great left me both satisfied and hungry! *smiles* Two purple thumbs up! =))

~Barbara D.~

Comment By: Freejamieson steele on January 6, 2011 01:30:36 PM Report

Dear Lady,

   The contrast between nature & its gifts

including a woman of grace as the author

 is more than

a written word,

 it's a living word.

Thanks for sharing 

a glimpse of life

with us.



P.S. Neruda was never this good

or versed.

Comment By: FreeGraham Jones on January 6, 2011 01:27:53 PM Report
And you have done a fine job of it,, breath takingly sensual with a warmth that is almost tangible, enough

to send ones imagination off on a flight of its own,truly a work of art in its own right~Graham.

Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on January 6, 2011 09:52:36 AM Report

Linda Jo: love this -- please do more in this styling. 


Lady D

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on January 6, 2011 08:52:46 AM Report
Great job as I read I must look up his style of writing I enjoyed this as always......Your really a gifted woman....
Comment By: FreeRobert on January 6, 2011 03:11:50 AM Report
Sensual and erotic the images you bring forth, as to Mr. Neruda I find that you have emulated his poetry very well . very good you erstwhile Cajun you!


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