Anthony Burkett

Rookie - 432 Points (25 April 1954 / USA)

Picking Strawberries - Poem by Anthony Burkett

absence of nourishment
rakes upon the soul
in even well-spaced lines

as arid unforgiving soil
with no fruit to show
the beauty of nature’s labor

enter now spring
with nurturing hope and dreams
blossoming buds coloring green on white

once forsaken now renewed
desolation conquered
a promise laden path

fragranced aroma
of heart shaped love on the vine
tantalizing the senses

pick now while ripe
that birthed of passion
sweet with desire’s delicious nectar


Comments about Picking Strawberries by Anthony Burkett

  • Gold Star - 28,070 Points Chinedu Dike (9/19/2014 5:15:00 PM)

    I see the hand of a master in this poem. An insightful well articulated and beautifully crafted work of art. A simple story exquisitely penned to drive home the point. Certainly, I captured the essence of the narrative, loving strawberries the more. Lovely. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 6,551 Points Mihaela Pirjol (8/12/2014 2:28:00 AM)

    Great imagery...the sweetness of each word.....Lovely! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,523 Points Hans Vr (3/29/2014 10:17:00 AM)

    Agree with Joseph, excellent (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,064 Points Kanav Justa (3/11/2014 12:53:00 AM)

    , , , , you have decorated this poem with wonderful lines, , , , liked it, , , (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 322 Points Poetheart Morgan (2/24/2014 5:37:00 PM)

    Wandering with myself....how many strawberries were needed to do such poem...tasty Poet...very tasty....and delicate like the Poet. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 347 Points Joseph Anderson (2/23/2014 10:58:00 AM)

    Your imagery runs deep and wide. A glorious write about a delicious delicacy. A 10 for
    this (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 22, 2014

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 22, 2014


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