Tuesday, July 12, 2011

black raspberries and goodbyes

this morning's harvest of black raspberries
i harvest for my lunch
each one i pick
may extract a blood price
but i remember
 those berries picked here
twenty four years of them
now i like them more
maybe as much as the coyotes and bear.
i know somebody big ate some, because i saw the scat, like a big dog's.

sometimes the children insist on raspberry pie
me, i like them with yogurt and maybe nuts or grains
but i like also that they move around every year, 
they make you work for them
a little indigo harvest
by accident
from yesterday's weeding
see the blue?
i fly away today, leaving wendy and raspberries.
i'll be back.

11 comments:

Valerianna said...

A sweet moment in your life... thanks. And have a great trip!

Velma said...

v, thank you. are you eating raspberries yet?

Marilla said...

Safe travels, Velma!

fabriquefantastique said...

I have never heard of black raspberries...they look like a blackberry...are they different?

iNd!@nA said...

fablious.

ger said...

I´ve been picking blackberries yesterday... - wishing you a good time...

Barry said...

V- great gift of nature - love them with muesli; hope the trip goes well. B

Fiona Dempster said...

Hi Velma - travel safe, and enjoy Washington. I hope the berries are waiting for you on return.

Lynda Howells said...

have a good trip and a happy time in Washingtonx

T said...

I love blackberries, still have some in the freezer from last season, they are used sparingly but are so delicious.

xt

mansuetude said...

one of my favorite things on earth! I am drooling over here.