Wild Blueberries

Wild Blueberries

A Poem by Aaron M. Anderson
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A poem about health and disease.

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Wild Blueberries


Before I noticed my neglected

rhododendrons' rotting roots,

I mourned my wild blueberries.

An April frost, a shower of salt,

had dried them dusty lavender

and took their flavor from me.


I took begonias from my yard

to bring to you. The tiny hillside

will not survive without the color

each sweaty petal toils to bring.

Your thankless lips are pale.

Your rough cough curses destiny.


My words, my face, my smile--

pronouncements of my good health.

But underneath the skin, hungry hunters

swipe and store life's precious flavors.

My scattered mind amuses fears

of hailstorm plagues too swift to cure.


© 2011 Aaron M. Anderson



Author's Note

Aaron M. Anderson
Aaron
aander17@broncos.uncfsu.edu

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This is beautifully written..the reader can really see so much emotion within this!
The imagery is sublime and reminds us that we truly do need the beauty around us...taken for granted too much and the internal referencing here too...wonderful work xx

Posted 6 Years Ago


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wow, I have to say, love, this, poem. I love the imagery, description, metaphors, Everything! lol, sigh, made me muse, and have such lovely visions. Thanks! =)

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Quite unusual, but I really liked it. Almost like eavesdropping on somebody's thoughts! Nice work.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Beautiful write Aaron felt lika a nice picture of the year 4 child`s text..Nice clarity.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Such beauty of poetry in motion with nature. Your elegantly crafted words are enchanting and captivating with beauty and sadness

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

So compelling is this that I had to read it twice. Your language skills take your reader on a journey of discovery rarely seen in poetry of this length. Your point is well made...your hillside had to suffer, but it was for a good cause.
Underlying sadness through the eyes of a romantic and sympathetic writer...
Thank you...enjoyed immensely...

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow.. Like this very much! Great job..

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

wow! how nicely a person can interpret,beautiful, really nice aaron, thanks for sharing such a beautiful poem

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A cure to being bored is hard to find and your poem has just made my day. Of all symbols of inspiration, fruit! Exquisite!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is beautifully written..the reader can really see so much emotion within this!
The imagery is sublime and reminds us that we truly do need the beauty around us...taken for granted too much and the internal referencing here too...wonderful work xx

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on July 3, 2011
Last Updated on July 4, 2011
Tags: berries, fruit, sickness, wellness, health, cancer, disease

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Aaron M. Anderson
Aaron M. Anderson

Raleigh, NC



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I'm a young writer from North Carolina. I enjoy creating unique worlds for people to experience and enjoy through my stories and poems. Thank you for visiting my profile page. My favorite lyric.. more..

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