Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Wild Blackberry Cordial

Wild Blackberry Cordial for sale at my website

These wine-stained etched and dapped disks from Lisa Liddy of Metal Me This reminded me of blackberries and the color that your fingers get when plucking them ripe from the vine to pop into your mouth. That made me think of how delicious they would be as a drink, a sweet cordial perhaps mixed with a bit of brandy. Good to the last drop.

Blackberry Eating
I love to go out in late September
among the fat, overripe, icy, black blackberries
to eat blackberries for breakfast,
the stalks very prickly, a penalty
they earn for knowing the black art
of blackberry-making; and as I stand among them
lifting the stalks to my mouth, the ripest berries
fall almost unbidden to my tongue,
as words sometimes do, certain peculiar words
like strengths or squinched,
many-lettered, one-syllabled lumps,
which I squeeze, squinch open, and splurge well
in the silent, startled, icy, black language
of blackberry-eating in late September.

Galway Kinnell


  1. You're making my mouth water! Beautiful earrings Erin! :-D

  2. Oh wow Erin, Juicy Goodness!!! Those are so rich and elegant, LOVE!!

  3. Delicious! Love the dark berry with the "brandy" crystals, I may have to "steal" that palette for something!

  4. How perfect! Erin, I just love your style and connection to adornment!

  5. Beautiful! I love the rich colors.