Bittersweet

Seasons of Bittersweet

“Bit-ter-sweet” (“Nightshade”)

She flaunts her seasonal fashion–the Bittersweet.

Subtleties aside, she oozes bloody drops
In fearsome icy storm,
Or tantalizes with purple tendrils
In spring time’s bless-ed warmth.

Cloaked in lacy-layered greens
Her canopy pervades.
And welcomes respite from the heat;
In summertime’s “nightshade.”

Till she grabs and chokes you
When you least expect the pain.
And she bursts her yellow berries
Till you bleed with scarlet rain

Your heart’s a swallowed bolder;
Tears drain your inner pool.
Your knees–they grieve with faintness,
For the weed is grace most cruel.

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2 thoughts on “Bittersweet

  1. Hi again, when is the book coming out? xxx Suzette Murray 2/328 Waverley Road Mount Waverley 3149 Victoria Telephone: 03 9807 0126 Mobile 0402075288 Email: suzette@thespeechgym.com suzettemurray@iprimus.com.au Web: http://www.thespeechgym.com http://www.thespeechgym.com/blog http://www.eslenglishcoaching.com.au

    From: Containing Color Reply-To: Containing Color Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2013 10:32 AM To: Suzette Murray Subject: [New post] 654

    WordPress.com Sarah Raiter posted: ” Bit-ter-sweet (Nightshade) She flaunts her seasonal fashion–the Bittersweet. Subtleties aside, she oozes bloody drops In fearsome icy storm, Or tantalizes with purple tendrils In spring times bless-ed warmth. Cloaked in lacy-layered “

  2. I grew up in the Dorset countryside trying to avoid the red stain of this hedgerow twining plant as I walked with an English sheep dog, knowing the stain of these berries would be forever on her beautiful white and grey coat.

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