Thursday, June 4, 2015

Ripe, Sweet and Juicy















curtains
  
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under a heart shaped
   strawberry  moon
      ripe with perception 
         night tastes sweet & juicy
           savoring the flavor
             
              ancient drums
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                      rattles shake
                                    
within the patches of silence

  harvesting dreams

    basket of hope..


posted for dVerse- open link night
author's note: On June 2nd there was
a full strawberry moon. 

42 comments:

  1. You love that strawberry moon! Great rhythm.

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    1. I am always enchanted by the moon. The June moon happens to be the strawberry moon as that is when the most berries will be picked. Sweet and juicy ...

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  2. Harvesting dreams, basket of hope....I so enjoyed this. Sensual and yet and bit of innocence there. when one plants strawberries, you truly do harvest dreams. I like the thought of a strawberry moon. Hayes Spencer is Kanzen Sakura

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    1. The Algonquin's have named the June moon for the harvesting of strawberries. I think we need to channel our energy and harvest our best intentions/dreams.

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  3. i do love strawberries... and at the moment you get them here at the farmer's market - fresh and handplucked...hmmm... strawberry moon... i like that

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    1. I have been eating strawberries on my cereal this week and putting them in my salads.. They really are delicious.

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  4. Oh those strawberries.. soon we will have the first ripe ones here in Sweden.. and that together with the moons sounds wondrous...

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    1. Ah, to sit under that strawberry moon and partake in some strawberries and cream...yum...and perhaps to dream a bit...

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  5. Mmmm, I like strawberries.And the moon, full and red is a beautiful thing as well.A drum circle or a dream meeting? I like how harvesting the dreams, I still get in my head it is like harvesting strawberries. We used to harvest strawberies when we lived in florida.

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    1. Did you ever go to a strawberry festival? I went to one in Florida. Maybe, we can handpick dreams?

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  6. Love the imagery of strawberry moon ~ How sweet the night is or was ~ Thanks for joining in ~

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    1. Hi Grace...I still find the moon alluring..

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  7. A strawberry moon, beats actual strawberries any day haha

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    1. haha - yeah you wouldn't want to eat them, but I do enjoy them.

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  8. I had never heard of the Harvest Moon being called Strawberry, but it is a cool description.Your piece conjures hope, celebrates peace, balance, truth.When we plant something, we project/expect to be there to harvest or witness its bounty.

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    1. Hi Glenn, it was a strawberry moon named for the month of June as that is when most strawberries are picked. That is true when we plant that seed we nurture it with the vision that it will grow and be fruitful. Thanks for visiting I always enjoy reading your comments.

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  9. Oh a strawberry moon. Delicious! I love the way this poem cascades down the page, like a bowl of the tumbling fruit! Love the drumbeats, too, in your poem.

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    1. Hi Sherry,

      I like the thought of that a bowl of tumbling fruit...you know I do enjoy a good drum beat.

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  10. Wonderful analogy with a poem shaped to express it. Strawberries are so good right now. Hmmm.

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    1. Hi Victoria,

      Strawberries are in their peak ripe and juicy...such a delicious treat..

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  11. Strawberry eyes go deep into
    soul root ancestors..
    to heArt.. measuring
    goose bumps.. green
    valleys.. past and
    present..
    skins
    and bones
    in
    Art of Strawberry
    that is us with ART
    @HEart..:)

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    1. Oh, I like the art of strawberries in their HEart shape.

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  12. Nice imagery. Peace, Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda - Peace to you as well..

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  13. Huh, never heard of a strawberry moon before but sounds delish :)

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    1. Well, now you know of the strawberry moon..smiling..thanks for visiting..

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  14. love the form used here

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  15. I like your lovely imagery of a strawberry moon and a basket of hope!

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    1. Thanks, a basket of hope is a wonderful gift I think.

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  16. I prefer eating the strawberries in their luscious, juicy perfection! There is an enchanted dance in your poem though, marked also by those unruly downward lines.

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    1. Strawberries are delicious...darn those unruly lines..smiling..

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  17. The Strawberry moon can easily be remembered with the juicy fruits in sight!

    Hank

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    1. That is true Hank..how are you today?

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  18. Yum yum - lovely words of the strawberry moon and baskets of hope.
    Anna :o]

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    1. Thanks Anna...may your basket always be filled...

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  19. imagery as pure as the moon itself; the hint of romance is evident as well. I def saw that moon - was a beauty. I love how bright and full its been the past few days.

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    1. Oh, that moon did have a glorious glow..

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  20. I enjoyed the inspiration you found in the strawberry moon! I enjoyed the idea of 'harvesting dreams,' and under a strawberry moon seems like the perfect time. Smiles.

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    1. I agree...I wonder how many strawberries are picked each year? I bet the number would be amazing.

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  21. I loved this one. And the poem always goes perfectly with the picture.
    You're so good.

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    1. Ah, thanks Sandra your comment is kind..smiling..

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