Monday, July 12, 2010

Blackberry Picking


"At first, just one, a glossy purple clot

among others, red, green, hard as a knot.

You ate that first one and its flesh was sweet

like thickened wine: summer's blood was in it

leaving stains upon the tongue and lust for picking."
~ Excerpt from "Blackberry Picking" by Seamus Heaney


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26 comments:

  1. Mmmmm! I've been watching the bushes in our neighbourhood, waiting for the just the right time to fill my apron....

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  2. They are so delishous, with cream , in cobblers, preserves. Yummy and so beautiful and rich!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  3. amazing images and sweet words. what a bliss summer brings ;)

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  4. Ooo, lucky you...I presume you went blackberry picking?
    I saw a house in the Mission with blackberries growing (unpicked) all over the front yard...so jealous.

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  5. Oh my, those photos are beyond beautiful! I love that little poem too.
    Simply gorgeous!
    oxo

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  6. We just discovered our little foo loves blackberries too. What gorgeous photos!

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  7. Wow, that poem describes blackberry picking perfectly! Lovely. :)

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  8. mmm blackberries.

    i had some this weekend...blended in my fruit smoothie :)

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  9. We have a tree overhanging on to our driveway that I clean up any day, the birds love these blackberries. I do too but buy them at the store as it is not my tree so I don't just help myself. They probably wouldn't notice......maybe I will. XO and xo

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  10. that certainly looks like summer to me. hope its bringing all good things, like berries : )

    jx

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  11. that's so true... like wine. such a beautiful poem.
    xo

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  12. Drink up! They seem to go so fast.

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  13. IS there anything better? It's the perfect summer berry...and yes, they don't last long. So enjoy them while you can :)

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  14. Oooh, the jams, the pies...it IS that season afterall!

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  15. Sweet friend,
    You have my mouth watering & puckering! You have a way of doing this to me:)
    Biggest Hugs!
    XO

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  16. oh hello there berries....
    i could eat those like no tomorrow...and with a dabble of lemon whip cream...
    hope all is well;-)
    xo

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  17. I love it!!! My dad has been sending me all these text pics of his baskets of blackberries he's been getting of his bush. They are my favorite berry. Thanks so much for the birthday wishes! xoxo

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  18. Mel, these look GORGEOUS. Hope you're well, darling. P.S. Swing by + enter to win Perricone's Summer Survival Kit Giveaway!

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  19. berries are the BEST! i could eat them til the cows came home!

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  20. oh yes, fresh picked blackberries

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  21. mmmm, i lovelove blackberries!

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  22. Gorgeous photos, and words from one of my favorite poets--it doesn't get much better! We went blueberry and raspberry picking over the weekend. I think I ate at least as many as I put in the basket! Pure heaven! Happy week, Mel! xoxo Gigi

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  23. What a beautiful post and the photos are so vibrant!

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  24. One of my favorite things to do!! There is nothing like a blackberry crisp with warm homemade vanilla ice cream!! Lovely photos! xo

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  25. I remember picking blackberries as a little girl; always having so many that I could never eat them all. Those are beautiful memories. Thank you for bringing those to mind. XoXo

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  26. Blackberry picking reminds me of my mom. This is one of her favorite things to do. I have yet to go, but want to.

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