It’s a quiet occupation – making blackcurrant jelly.
The rolling boil of summer topped and tailed
slow dripped through muslin, clarified and firmly jelled
in safe confine of shining jars all labelled.
Who would have thought
the stain of summer could be so deep
so fit for winter.
Originally displayed as part of a Huntly Writers Projection on the Brander Library for NPD 2008
About the Author
Born and brought up in the North-East of Scotland, Maureen Ross has written poetry from early childhood till the present day. Most of it ends up in the bucket. However some of it has seen the light of day in recent years in Pushing Out the Boat and Storm. Koo Press published a chapbook collection of her work Day Moth in November 2006.
She is a member of the Huntly Writers and through the group has been involved in various poetry readings and performances.