Blackberries

Blackberry (low)

Today the funeral of one of Ireland’s most famous poets, Seamus Heaney, takes place. I didn’t study his poetry in school (guess I’m just too old) and my first exposure to his work was through my daughter and her homework. I like that he used simple English to express things, thoughts & feelings.

I took this photograph yesterday, while out walking with my Son and it reminded me of his poem “Blackberry Picking” especially the lines:

“Late August, given heavy rain and sun
For a full week, the blackberries would ripen.
At first, just one, a glossy purple clot” – Seamus Heaney

May one of Ireland’s greatest wordsmiths rest in peace.

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3 responses

  1. Apt homage, lovely image.

    02/09/2013 at 14:20

  2. sfoxwriting

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    02/09/2013 at 11:27

    • Thanks Steven, interesting stuff from Kurtis

      03/09/2013 at 11:49

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