A poem for you

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Next week marks already the last week of Summer Break, well, for me (Iris) at least. Summer is almost over, our Board year is almost over and we are slowly starting preparations for Autumn. For this special occasion, our Chairwoman Merel has picked out a poem to share with you. The poem is called Blackberry Eating and is written by Galway Kinnell. You can also listen to it here: https://poets.org/poem/blackberry-eating 

I love to go out in late September
among the fat, overripe, icy, black blackberries
to eat blackberries for breakfast,
the stalks very prickly, a penalty
they earn for knowing the black art
of blackberry-making; and as I stand among them
lifting the stalks to my mouth, the ripest berries
fall almost unbidden to my tongue,
as words sometimes do, certain peculiar words
like strengths and squinched,
many-lettered, one-syllabled lumps,
which I squeeze, squinch open, and splurge well
in the silent, startled, icy, black language
of blackberry-eating in late September.

(Read it here: https://poetrysociety.org/poetry-in-motion/blackberry-eating) 


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