Picking Blueberries at the Convent — Integrated Catholic Life™

Catholic Poetry Room This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Marjorie Maddox.

Picking Blueberries at the Convent

Split berries,
bruised berries,

plump berries,
yellow-not-yet-ripe berries,

maroon-almost-there berries,
give-into-temptation berries,

scattered-sublime berries,
oozing-past-prime berries,

hidden-below berries,
nowhere-to-go berries,

over-your-head berries—
all beads-of-prayer berries.

In the bramble of branches,
the tangle of twigs,

beyond scratch and stain,
the sweet…

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