Surprise

 

Berries big as thumbs

surprise me on a sunny day.

They've come too soon, haven't they?           

I thought that they'd be later.

I'm pretty sure that blackberries

ripen in the autumn, not the summer.

But I pick them anyway,

delighted with the find

 

then buckle from a sideways swipe

that death as big as life

surprised me on a sunny day too.

 

◄ True Colours (with apologies to Cyndi)

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Laura Taylor

Wed 23rd Aug 2017 09:55

Many thanks Ray and David

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Wolfgar Miere

Tue 22nd Aug 2017 22:05

Everything everyone else said Laura, then-some.

David.

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raypool

Tue 22nd Aug 2017 17:59

Life is full of surprises Laura, and death is one of them . Between the two we're cornered it seems to me. This really packs a lovely punch and shows your scope for deep feeling! Nice stuff. Ray

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Laura Taylor

Tue 22nd Aug 2017 09:32

Thanks both.

Colin - I had to look up Lladro. Reminds me of my Nan, that sort of stuff. Awwr, well I hope your Mum has a long time in front of her yet. Yes, the swipes. They've started making several appearances now. I have also put out some bird food 😃

Thanks Paul x

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Paul Waring

Mon 21st Aug 2017 22:02

I sense something very poignant here Laura, beautifully described.

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