Sunday, March 10, 2013

Maybe She's Shy

crimson grapes, image:  public domain


there’s a musical
note
on the back of her tongue
never sung
but it tastes
like vintage pauillac bordeaux
if you let her
do the talking



Copyright © 2013 Jennifer Wagner


*The wines of Pauillac are rich, full bodied and tannic, while gracefully combining elegance with power coupled with complexity.  They have the ability to age and evolve for decades. It has been said the best Pauillac wines taste like “An iron fist in a velvet glove.”  The Wine Cellar Insider.


For Grace's Sunday Mini-Challenge:  Poets in the Kitchen at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads
and for the Poetry Pantry #141 at Poets United.

35 comments:

  1. How di-wine ;)

    I love how musical notes and wine-taste notes come together here.

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  2. Oh my--that does sound like me!

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  3. Love that music tastes like wine :)

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  4. Oh this is delicious...and the taste lingers! Beautifully penned!

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  5. Great mingling of the senses in this.

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  6. Those would be words worth hearing!

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  7. nice.....def let the lady do the talking then....smiles...i find it a bit sad its never sung...like held magic...

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  8. Oh, I love the way you have described the wine here....letting IT do the talking is indeed the right idea. Smiles! (Ha, you should share this with the vineyard/winery!)

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  9. The opening line is lovely, wine like music should be savored and listened to ~

    Thanks for sharing your lovely words ~

    Have a lovely day ~

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  10. such a sweet write... almost a song along with its taste

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  11. I love this, it reminds me of the bitter and sweetness of words :D How we touch each other or miss the mark!
    Well Done~

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  12. Oh how I love this one...one of my favorite of yours :)

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  13. This is great! Well done.

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  14. to be truly listened to is lovely. This hints at so much! Love it.

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  15. there's music in those verses. :)

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  16. Well, Jennifer, she must have some fine things to say. Your description makes clear the wisdom of listening.

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  17. delightful analogy.i think i know some such...:)

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  18. i love this. :) simply beautiful.

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  19. This in brevity is perfection..just as the image...pairs so well...I really love the visual of that music note unsung...so GOOD!

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  20. The "never sung" line is really telling Jennifer. It's like she's just waiting to let her voice soar. May she have the encouragement and confidence to let her song be heard.

    Reminded me of this song by one of Scotland's finest:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiwK5JcQbtM

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  21. Wow, I just love this. You've taken me somewhere unexpected but feeling so right - and with such ease and economy, too.

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  22. Much description within a few short lines. Nice work.

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  23. Shy? Or just aged really well?

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  24. Hi Jennifer! This is fabulous :-) love that description of the wine too, some things are worth waiting for, yes?

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  25. This is wonderful! Music and wine to be sipped and savored so their pleasure lingers. Love it!

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  26. This is a truly lovely poem,,,,the yearning to speak out,,,so well said,,

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  27. wow brilliant! a juicy poem ... you have said so much in such less words ...

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  28. Beautiful full of wine and wisdom...bkm

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  29. How do you say so much, so briefly? And not only that, but it's poetic as can be. I hate you. ;-)

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  30. PS--do you have a book? I want to buy it.

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  31. I felt something on my tongue....the words are always delicious...only on this blog

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