And the running blackberry would adorn the parlors of heaven
From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman
Wild blackberry cobbler is a delicious dish that has been enjoyed by many generations of Missourians. Blackberries are plentiful in the wild in Missouri, occurring in fields, open woods, and along country roads.
Its thorns are wicked, and picking sessions invariably result in numerous scratches and pokes, but that's offset by the warm, sweet, distinctive taste of the largest and juiciest berries that are found.
One summer when I was in high school, I spent a week picking wild blackberries with my grandmother in Texas County. It was a plentiful year, and we picked blackberries for long hours morning and afternoon every day, stopping only for a couple of hours during the very hottest part of the day. When I went to bed at night, I saw floating blackberries on the insides of my eyelids. I never lost my appetite for her delicious blackberry cobbler, though!