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“Late August, given heavy rain and sun for a full week, the blackberries would ripen. At first, just one, a glossy purple clot among others, red, green, hard as a knot. You ate that first one and its flesh was sweet like thickened wine: summer’s blood was in it leaving stains upon the tongue and lust for picking.” ~ Seamus Heaney

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  • Molly Moore - Author, Blogger, Photographer, Speaker, Director of Operations @Eroticon Find me in my corner of the internet at Molly's Daily Kiss and on Twitter @mollysdailykiss

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  • Hope Always

    Oh wow! this is amazing. love everything about it. Especially the powdery effect.
    The words are perfect too.

  • Elliott

    WoW! That is Sexy Scary!

  • nicolas

    Gorgeous artwork Molly !! xx

  • Camille

    Beautiful and sexy photo! We love Seamus Heaney, too. πŸ™‚

  • therebelliousangel

    There’s something very vampirish and stunning about this. Not your usual but it is beautiful in a Twilight sort of way!

  • Heelsnstocking

    Great and unique capture. Could be used for the logo if they make a sequel to the Rocky Horror Show πŸ˜‰
    xx

  • Jo

    This is soooo sexy! It also reminded me of RHPS. I love Seamus Heaney’s poetry – this is a perfect quote for such a lusty picture! Now I desperately want to kiss someone whose lips are smeared with berries…

  • SilverDom

    Oh my! This image leaps out at me! Excellent.

  • Barnum

    Love the vibrant colour in this, and the little dribble. Like a tasty Rocky Horror Show poster.

  • Modesty Ablaze

    Very clever . . . and very startling !!!
    Xxx – K

  • Exposing40

    Wow, this is bloody brilliant! It’s funny, @19syllables and I were talking about a blackberry picking photo this time last year and I had completely forgotten about it until seeing yours. And the conversation had stemmed from us talking about Heaney and this poem!!! Xxx

  • Rebecca

    My oh my, the image portrays everything, powerful yet seductive, the colours are amazing.

  • Jezebel

    This is so creative! I love it. Beautiful words and a striking image.

  • Clive

    Deliciously spooky and sexy What a combination!!!

  • eye

    I adored Seamus Heaney’so poetry and this image is equally fabulous

  • Bee

    This is fantastic! Creepy in a way and really calls out to my love of everything vampire.

    And ‘im indoors said ‘Oh wow!’ so fine praise there too.

  • MariaSibylla

    This is incredibe! I keep zooming in and out trying to figure out how you got the incredible fade to white effect. And of course, the details inside your mouth, your teeth, the texture if your tongue, the berry, *sigh* just amazing.

  • Marie Rebelle

    Oh Molly, this is art. Pure ART!

    Rebel xox

  • Jillian Boyd

    Fucking hell, that is one of the most strikingly gorgeous pictures I’ve ever seen. It almost looks like a painting – Marie’s right, this is art.

  • Jaime

    Spectacular! Lovely colour and image!

  • Exhibit A

    Like other people, I absolutely adore the marriage of photo and poem here – it’s absolutely flawless. Perfect use of the prompt.

  • DrVixenne

    Wow. That took my breath away. Super hot.

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