summer eve
stuck in my teeth
a wild blackberry seed

6 Responses

  1. martin1223 Says:

    Yep, I enjoyed it too!

  2. David Gross Says:

    We've been picking them for the last few weeks, my wife eats more than she carries to the house.

  3. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Same here, although my husband ate a few on our walk yesterday! :)


  4. Alan Summers Says:

    There is something about this time of Summer that always brings up Shakespeare. And yet an odd champion arrived, the covid-19 pandemic gave nature a thumbs up to thrive. Suddenly nature came home, the air was scented like quality perfume and…

    a bumblebee dithers
    over blackberry bramble

    Alan Summers
    Publication credit: Hermitage ed. Ion Codrescu (Romania 2005)

  5. Seren Fargo Says:

    A lot of berry haiku out there. This is delightfully unique.

  6. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    I always think of our national poet Seamus Heaney's poem 'Blackberry Picking' at this time of year and I have recently been gathering and freezing wild raspberries and blackberries for fruit crumbles. Yesterday I ate a few and was rewarded with a seed stuck in a tooth for the whole of our walk – extremely irritating! However, this aspect certainly does not come across in Michael's idyllic poem; thoughts of sensuous (and potentially sensual!) summer nights immersed in nature does, though. :)


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