Wild Strawberry Song


Wild strawberries...
pick them on a sunny hillside
among harebells, clover
and sweet-scented grasses –
the forest on your right,
its canopy jingling with bird calls
and dragonflies jewel the air –
the pasture on your left
where dark-eyed cows graze,
fuelled by content, courted
by glittering flies.

Wild strawberries...
pick them in the fragrant field,
thread them like beads
on a stalk of grass,
remember, timothy is best.

Wild strawberries...
pick them while the sun
nuzzles the nape of your neck.

Wild strawberries ...
they’re yours, too.

Jane Røken

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