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blackberry garden

March 14, 2009
By Descant GOLD, Huntington Beach, California
Descant GOLD, Huntington Beach, California
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Favorite Quote:
"A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened" –Albert Camus


eighteen sweetly singing doves
in the soft night air
fly serenely, float above
all that passes there.

snarled history conspires
under brambles' hood,
lights a torch and builds its fires
'mongst the loamy roots.

passions tangle into briars'
sweet and dripping fruit,
prickles from the thorns are liars,
berries hide real hurt.

still the songs are soothing, still
sweetly indifferent.

reaching up for light and rain,
sprouts raise tender threads;
when the gardener stalks again,
weeds will lose their heads.

still the doves are singing, singing,
singing in the sky,
and still the blackberry bush spreads--
it will cover the world.


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on Jul. 20 2021 at 6:08 am
Crazywolfiegirl2 PLATINUM, Kington, Other
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Favorite Quote:
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. —Rachel Carson

I just want to say that I have read a few of your poems, and I want you to know that I loved all of the ones I have read. You are skilled and should keep writing.

mattyz said...
on Jun. 10 2010 at 9:18 am
This is a beautiful poem. I stumbled onto your blog because of a well answered question you layed out among a slew of other people's failed attempts to grasp the question at the same depth. I was intrigued enough to take a look at your writing. Truly, I think it's excellent. I'm a writer in my early 30's and I rarely see something on the interwebspace that catches my eye. I think the images your  poem elicits adds beautifully to the powerful narrative thread of earth and relationship. Keep writing - it matters and it's beautiful. ~ Matt

Reese said...
on Apr. 17 2009 at 11:57 pm
Reese, Laurel, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
Mortimer Brewster: The name Brewster is code for Roosevelt.
Teddy Brewster: Code for Roosevelt?
Mortimer Brewster: Yes. Don't you see? Take the name Brewster, take away the B, and what have you got?
Teddy Brewster: Rooster!
Mortimer Brewster: Uh-huh. And what does a rooster do?
Teddy Brewster: Crows.
Mortimer Brewster:... It crows. And where do you hunt in Africa?
Teddy Brewster: On the veldt!
Mortimer Brewster: There you are: crows - veldt!
Teddy Brewster: Ingenious! My compliments to the boys in the code department.

This one is my second favorite.