The Taste of Lammas — a first harvest celebration

feral blackberry brambles Westfir, Oregon

For Earthweal’s open link weekend — Happy Lammas

The Taste of Lammas

I hold a peach in my hand
the sweet scent lifts my spirits
with all the promise of summer
blackberries growing wild
sparkle like obsidian jewels
in the dry summer sun
plum butter rich and thick
on a freshly-baked scone
I close my eyes,
the explosion of sensations
color my spirit
as I taste the gifts of Gaia
catching a stray crumb
with my tongue
I sigh with gratitude
and contentment
thank you for the flavors
thank you, thank you, thank you

Til next time ~Stay Wild Moonchild ~JP

7 thoughts on “The Taste of Lammas — a first harvest celebration

  1. As someone who gardened seriously – in an entire back yard, to feed my hungry children, in the 80’s – I resonate with every celebratory and grateful word. Unending gratitude, for Mother Earth’s gifts – which she continues to give, even when we have treated her so terribly. Lovely to see you at earthweal.

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