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Friday, 19 July 2013

STOLEN STRAWBERRIES

That July
the strawberry pickers
touched Souls

as they laboured
side-by side,
wearing fingers to the bone.

They discovered, then,
a new dimension
within the berry.

The voluptuous redness
of swollen fruit
which filled the baskets
set fire to their hormones:

what just moments ago
seemed a humdrum
means of survival,

now brought the revelation
that even here,
in a humble strawberry field,
such passion could take root.

The fruits glistened in the afternoon sun.
It had taken such energy
to collect and pack so many.

United by a single thought,
urgently, in silence,
they stole a basket and slipped away
into the coolness of a hedgerow
that bordered the field...



At dawn, a half-empty basket
alone knew the secret of their frantic screwing
in the prickly undergrowth.

Concealing scratched skin beneath coveralls,
they took their places
on opposite sides of the field,
where they waited patiently
for the morning shift to begin.




 

14 comments:

  1. Absolutely delicious strawberries picking and love-making, wow that you wrote is wonderful, wonderful

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    1. You are so kind, Lorraine...thank you so much!:)

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  2. Wonderful. I love the story, honest, direct and so beautiful..

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    1. Oh thank you, Anthony.
      That is so much appreciated:)

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  3. Passion and innocence intertwined! The story is a delicious as the strawberries - and the telling superb.

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  4. Many, many thanks Dave. That honestly makes the telling worthwhile!
    And thank you so much for reading.:)

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  5. Oh and ps that photo on Facebook: STUNNING wow

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    1. Thank you, Lorraine! That is so kind.:)

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  6. Yep I'd see you as a Goddess one who rules kindly and knows pain, awesome

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    1. Think my halo would soon slip!! lol:D

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  7. Hello Ygraine
    I saw you at my friend Lorraine's blog (oh, and there she is... LOL , hello Lorraine :)
    I really enjoyed this poem!
    It's awesome and wonderfully written!

    So nice to meet you!

    Margie :)

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    1. Hi Margie,
      Thank you so much for visiting, and for your lovely comment.
      I so appreciate that.
      Wonderful to meet you too:)

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  8. The temptation of seductive fruits red and luscious - swollen stolen strawberries - excellent write Ygraine!

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    1. Thank you so much Rose!
      Can't wait for your next poem...it won't be too long I hope? xx

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