Blackberry picking poem

Embark on a poetic journey as you delve into the beauty of blackberry picking. Discover the essence of nature's bounty and the joy of harvesting blackberries with this captivating poem.
Guiding on the Side: Paired Passage Idea: Berry Picking Poems Across Text comparison between "Blackberry-Picking" by Seamus Heaney and "August Pickings" by  Joyce Armstrong Carroll Fruit, Berry, Carroll, Fyi, Berry Picking, On The Side, Berries, August, Pairs

FYI: Seamus Heaney's "Blackberry-Picking" pairs really well with Joyce Armstrong Carroll's "August Picking" at first they seem like they are both merely poems about picking berries but then kids realize they are about emotional loss and the juxtaposition between that and physical satisfaction, Guilt and regret, Childhood memories, and that all good things come to an end. Very rich opportunities for students to analyze the thematic topics that resonate within.

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