10 August – Blackberry promise

When summer’s in its swan song
and August’s long begun,
a strange melancholy can beckon
with the end of holiday fun.
That’s when you need reminding
Autumn brings her own bliss,
look to the hedgerows dear one,
there’s something you shouldn’t miss.
Search for the delicate white,
find the first black beads to bite,
savour the sweet tanged delight,
let flavour win your internal fight.
Believe the promise of more that’s coming,
welcome the herald of colour and fruit,
soon trees, not just brambles, will be laden
with delicious new beauty to salute.