Friday, July 12, 2013

Brandywine


Organic Brandywine Tomato Sprouts



I’m going to buy an orchard
and pick fruit, waving flies away.

I’ll wear a straw hat
and a sleeveless shirt.

I’m going to garden
and bake pies—

thick ones, full of hearty chunks of tart fruit.
And I am going to walk in the evenings,

when it’s still light,
after grilled chicken and sliced tomatoes.

And I’m going to forgive myself
when I remember all the things I never did.


© 2013 Jennifer Wagner


 

36 comments:

  1. sounds like you have a wonderful list of things to do...i would love the pies and tomatoes...smiles...love the close...that...is def important....do what you can, while you can

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  2. This is just lovely, Jennifer. There's a feisty serenity to the piece that is so sweet. I love it!

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  3. No one can do everything, but grilled chicken and tomato slices sounds like a marvelous start.

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  4. Such an enjoyable read, Jennifer, and timely, timely...

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  5. Forgiving ourselves is key...we often talk about forgiving others but we rarely forgive ourselves. I have always wondererd why that is...

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  6. I really, really like this!

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  7. Take me with you!!! This is my new favorite of yours - what a perfect summer poem and a portrait of peace.

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  8. I like your direction and determination here Jennifer. A really nice piece of writing.

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  9. this was lovely..i like the connection to nature and the closing lines are perfect:
    "And I’m going to forgive myself
    when I remember all the things I never did."

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  10. So, a lot of things in the 'To-Do' list. Now, better start it one at a time. ;)

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  11. Well, I reckon if we ever did do everything we ever wanted to do, we didn't want to do enough :-)
    Nice one. Enjoyed your words.

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  12. Can I come over too? I'll bring wine...

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  13. Oh, I love them too...niice ♥:)!!

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  14. Jennifer, that last line is 'killer good.' It blew me away. Yes, all the things one says one is going to do and doesn't could fill a book, right?

    So today I am.....just going to take a walk!! (And read/write poetry) LOL.

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  15. Oh yes, very good things to do ... and a lovely poem too.

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  16. Wow, such a beautiful thing to do...

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  17. Love the ending - too often we live in regret. Forgiveness, especially to ourselves, is definitely the way to inner peace.

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  18. Oh Maude! (my version of OMG). POETRY. I'll be by with the pickup to carry you to the fields. I love poetry born in real life with ordinary words singing brilliantly. Well done, Jennifer.

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  19. What a superb ending to this lovely poem!

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  20. A poem of intentions. Can I have a piece of the grilled chicken?

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  21. What a lovely poem!Now you don't need to do any of it..it's done:)

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  22. A nice optimistic poem that gives a sensual description of a relaxed life in the midst of nature. And forgiving ourselves is the wisest decision we can ever make. It makes us happier as people.

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  23. Beautiful ending Jennifer ~ May we always remember those times and walk and live each day to the fullest ~

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  24. Lovely, especially your ending--I think this is what we do as we get older if we are lucky!

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  25. Last verse says it all.

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  26. I love all those plans, especially the grilled chicken and tomato slices!!!!!!

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  27. You will do all of those things on day:)
    Meanwhile the poem is beautiful.

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  28. This really makes me smile, and I can sure relate to it. What a surprise ending!

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  29. You can say that again, Jennifer! One often reflects on the 'what if's' with a little amusement and a little regret! Nicely!

    Hank

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  30. Love this...it may become my mantra....Thanks

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  31. love your texture-y poem! such a delcious way to live. and the voice is natural and flowing.

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  32. This sounds like quite the beautiful existence to me :) I love it.

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