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Red Berries Red

Jane Tims









between ruby glass

and hard wood floor

a slide of light and three


extinguished candles

smoke lifts from smoulder

each mote a particle

of spectral light, mosaic

shard, image

reassembled in three



shepherd, hawthorn

pitiful lamb




Canadian Holly 

(Ilex verticillata (L.) Gray)

drab November

             and lexicon


umber leaves

grey verticals

dull stubble


astound the wetland

red ink on page

             words explode

             from exile

fever flush and holly

above December snow

icicles vermillion





©  Jane Tims, 2011


'red berries' Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis L.)

Written by jane tims

December 25, 2011 at 12:45 pm

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