Obsidian Dreams

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Oh, blackberry bush // mine and mine alone

How beautifully green your leaves caught the light

Your plump ripe obsidian berries shone

Delectable sweetness // my tongue’s delight


But oh // gentle caution must be taken

As leaves part and berries are plucked

Roughness leaves bramble scars


Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Our d’Verse prompt today from Linda is bramble.  We are writing a Quadrille of exactly 44 words.

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66 thoughts on “Obsidian Dreams

  1. Wow, this is so beautifully written, Dwight. The sensations this poem evokes are powerful and the imagery? It’s divine. I also love that bit of caution at the end too; its symbolism delves into how even the sweetest, most gentle of things need to be treated with caution and care. By misjudging its appearance, we can be hurt by the consequences. That is what I got from this magnificent piece. Fantastic and excellent writing.

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  2. Your poems always invoke a lot of childhood memories for me 🙂 There were a lot of raspberry, blackberry, and mulberry bushes in the woods near my house. I used to pick the berries for my stepmom (and yes, I roughed up my hands a time or two haha) and she would make a pie or a crisp out of them 🙂

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  3. Yep, it’s necessary to earn those obsidian wonders with some lingering scars. Fortunately they fade with the first bite of blackberry cobbler!

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  4. 80% blackberry poems out here on the trail; kind of glad I didn’t write one too.
    BRAMBLE SCARS would make a great title, for this poem, or a longer piece/

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