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blackberries

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R. 'blackberries' October 29 2018 Jane TimsScan_20181029

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blackberries

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floricanes bend

with August weight

shape an archway

show the path

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through brambles

to lake

pergola unfastens

gate, entices

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pickers

into wicked thorns

sweet indigo

temptation

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primocanes snag

hems of gloves

ankles of socks

handles of baskets

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angry scratch

for every berry

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Copyright Jane Tims 2019

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Hope you are enjoying this blackberry summer.

All my best,

Jane

Written by jane tims

August 21, 2019 at 7:00 am

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  1. Without context, some might take floricane colloquial term for a Florida hurricane. Both floricane and primocane are new words for me, and I assume for most readers.

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    Steve Schwartzman

    August 22, 2019 at 11:19 am

    • Yes, I often use terms in my poems that are unfamiliar. Thanks for the comment because, used to these terms, I am not always understanding of the confusion. I often include footnotes with poems, to explain unfamiliar terms and likely this one would be a footnote candidate!

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      jane tims

      August 22, 2019 at 6:25 pm


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