Thursday, January 08, 2009

Today's 7/7

Berry Bed

I went to buy you
     a bed of roses,
but the clerk convinced me
     of the greater resilience
     ripened berries bear, 
so here's your bed,
     a grand melange --
          blue, black, rasp, straw,
          huckle, elder, goose --
like you sunwarmed, plump and bursting
     sweet juices on the tongue.
          Let's make jam.


Blogger Charmaine said...

Don't listen to clerks.

8:32 PM  
Blogger Hedgie said...

Ah, but think of all the jam . . . .

9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In this instance, the clerks are right...........and the jam, aah - makes my mouth water....

11:31 AM  
Blogger Hedgie said...

Thanks for stopping by, Miriam. There's just never enough good jam, is there . . . ?

2:59 PM  

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