The Blueberries – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Age is not all decay, it is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within that withers and bursts the husk.” George MacDonald

The Blueberries

In the very first of the season came the 
promise of delight cached in smooth,
taught, dark skin, shining, exposed,
ripening before the sun, full of rich delight
to please any tongue or wanton fingers
willing to scoop the sugared, juicy high,
now torn at first bite, passion longing for
another, and then another, until consumed
in faint exhaustion, sated, drunk, and only 
then noticing the pink tinged florets
modestly calling my eyes to something 
deeper than a possession of fruit, and so 
in the latter of the season I gazed into 
your abundant, fruitful self, waiting  to 
be gathered together in a devotion fit
for a tender deity.

Copyright 2021 ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ยฎ


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47 responses to “The Blueberries – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. so beautiful Paul. ๐Ÿ’–

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  2. So beautiful poem ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒท

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  3. Fruit can be a lot like sex.

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  4. I’ve always taken the delayed gratification approach to have enough for pie.

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  5. Importance, Greatness and Value!

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  6. Passionate and wise.Love where the blueberries took you.

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  7. Beverly Crawford

    A delightful ode to blueberries!

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  8. I think this is so much more than just eating blueberries…

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  9. Amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ One of my favorite fruits!

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  10. Vandana Sharma

    The closing lines are the ultimate icing!

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  11. Those blueberries do look luscious! You enticed us very well with your poem.

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  12. Thereโ€™s reverence in this. I love it. Thanks for sharing. Delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹ ๐Ÿ‘

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  13. Wow. Paul, this is practically a prayer!


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  14. Your words are a feast for the eyes.

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  15. nicely done paul! Really great poem! โค

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  16. sanaarizvi

    Wowww!! ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ This is unbelievably beautiful, Paul! I love; “the pink tinged florets modestly calling my eyes to something deeper than a possession of fruit.”

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  17. Amazing poem, those blueberries are too delicious ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Do check out my blogs too ๐Ÿค—

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  18. Charis Counselling

    A beautiful poem full of sensations evoked by your words


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