Summer’s Blood

by Molly Moore
Blackberry red lips Summer's Blood

“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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22 comments

Hope Always September 3, 2016 - 9:24 pm

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

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Elliott September 3, 2016 - 9:46 pm

WoW! That is Sexy Scary!

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nicolas September 3, 2016 - 10:18 pm

Gorgeous artwork Molly !! xx

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Camille September 4, 2016 - 12:43 am

Beautiful and sexy photo! We love Seamus Heaney, too. 🙂

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therebelliousangel September 4, 2016 - 6:03 am

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

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Heelsnstocking September 4, 2016 - 8:04 am

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

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Jo September 4, 2016 - 9:26 am

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…

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SilverDom September 4, 2016 - 10:59 am

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

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Barnum September 4, 2016 - 6:41 pm

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

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Modesty Ablaze September 4, 2016 - 9:08 pm

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

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Exposing40 September 4, 2016 - 9:22 pm

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

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Rebecca September 4, 2016 - 11:03 pm

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

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Jezebel September 4, 2016 - 11:42 pm

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

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Clive September 5, 2016 - 7:41 am

Deliciously spooky and sexy What a combination!!!

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eye September 5, 2016 - 8:25 am

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

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Bee September 5, 2016 - 7:55 pm

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.

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MariaSibylla September 6, 2016 - 12:41 am

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.

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Marie Rebelle September 7, 2016 - 5:37 pm

Oh Molly, this is art. Pure ART!

Rebel xox

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Jillian Boyd September 8, 2016 - 7:49 pm

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.

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Jaime September 10, 2016 - 6:46 am

Spectacular! Lovely colour and image!

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Exhibit A September 10, 2016 - 1:13 pm

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

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DrVixenne February 17, 2017 - 5:03 am

Wow. That took my breath away. Super hot.

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