Blackberry Memory

“Blackberry Memory” was written for dVerse where Lydia Lee asked us to use “bramble” in our quadrille. Please click on the link to visit the prompt.

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Blackberry Memory

Blackberry picking cannot
be done quickly,
amble toward brambles
you’ll understand.
But a memory
dusted off this evening:
delighted Daddy
palms rubbing together
considering blackberry delicacy.
Forty-odd years later with clarity
I see his child-like glee
but of blackberry mush
I have no memory.

Sascha Darlington

29 thoughts on “Blackberry Memory

  1. This is such a beautifully poignant piece and memory. I love the rhythm and the flow of each word; it’s so enthralling and descriptive. Excellent take on the prompt!

  2. kaykuala

    One will always remember a loved one’s mood even if the occasion of mush blackberry is the one that started it. Like the reference to shared experience, Sascha!


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