poetry and prose about place


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R. 'blackberries' October 29 2018 Jane TimsScan_20181029




floricanes bend

with August weight

shape an archway

show the path


through brambles

to lake

pergola unfastens

gate, entices



into wicked thorns

sweet indigo



primocanes snag

hems of gloves

ankles of socks

handles of baskets


angry scratch

for every berry



Copyright Jane Tims 2019


Hope you are enjoying this blackberry summer.

All my best,


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!


      jane tims

      August 22, 2019 at 6:25 pm

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