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Blackberry Winter

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Blackberry Winter

Reluctant tranquility fills the air
Dismissing expectations with her smile
With frozen wishes melting everywhere
She paints the earth in her artistic style

Dreams, dripping slowly from shivering trees
Transparent presents, covering the ground
Leftover kisses now lost to the breeze
Green taking over where white was once found

But tranquility's brush runs out of paint
As her masterpiece starts fading away
Blackberry winter will cause her to faint
While leaving her empty, filled with dismay

Tranquility's brush was made to admire
She'll paint again when blooms kiss the brier


Note:In South & Midland North America, 
Blackberry Winter 
is referred to as a period of cold weather as low as -6 °C (20 °F) 
in late spring when the blackberries are in bloom. 
This is generally in the month of May and is known to 
last approximately up to 14 days.

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  1. Date: 5/22/2012 5:28:00 AM

    Very interesting, Larry. Enjoyed. Beautiful piece, my friend. Keep well. Ralph

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 1:28:00 PM

    It was a pleasure to read your poetry this Monday afternoon Larry. I wish you much inspiration that you may continue with your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Have a wonderful fun loving week and keep the old pen flowing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 10:09:00 AM

    very nice use of rhyme and some lovely imagery here! thanks for the explanation of blackberry winter - i never heard of it but the poem is even better knowing about it.

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 7:29:00 AM

    Larry ha our blackberries are not ready till late summer..David

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 4:58:00 AM

    Nice piece