Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Estuary



Conifers and
salmon,

seagrass and
shellfish—

where fresh
meets salt,

where the tide
meets the river

in a cocktail
of creation;

a symphony,
if you will,

of the Conductor’s hand
who sets the tempo

and shapes the Sound
I live in.



© 2014 Jennifer Wagner


For Poetry Jam:  Where You’re At.  Peggy has asked us to write about where we live.  I live in Puget Sound, a beautiful estuary region in Washington State.

28 comments:

  1. So beautiful, Jennifer... the Conductor is very special, indeed... and I love that you give him all the glory.

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  2. Puget Sound is very beautiful, and not too far from where I live on Vancouver Island. There is no place more beautiful to live than by the sea.

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  3. This sounds really idyllic and peaceful, Jennifer. What a beautiful place.

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  4. So beautifully written! Stellar.

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  5. a symphony set by the creators hand...smiles...i like...and i miss living near the beach...tasting the salt meet the land...

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  6. This is beautiful, Jennifer. Your line breaks and one-word lines work perfectly, like the right amount of seasoning - to flavor this write. ~

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  7. You seem to live in a beautiful and pristine place! A place with salmon and conifers cannot be bad!

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  8. Love it! Gorgeous state. I was there on my honeymoon almost 26 years ago! Do you read Christian fiction? I believe the Sweet Briar series is a story based on facts about how Puget Sound began. I loved the whole series!

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  9. Lovely descriptions here and poem is well crafted I think. You do live in a beautiful area.

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  10. It sounds beautiful - I think I could live where you are. I need the pine and salt!

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  11. you captured the magic of being by the sea... there is nothing quite like it....

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  12. shaping sound
    I love this
    and yes, all
    by His hand

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  13. I love the way this poem falls with the short lines cascading dreamlike. You’ve composed this so perfectly, I can almost hear the sounds of the Sound.

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  14. Ah yes, the Great Northwest ... I share that with you. Your poem is lovely.

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  15. Where all things meet, to become one; so well written Jenn. _m

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  16. Seraphic, beautiful like the conductor's direction...like always.

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  17. This is absolutely beautiful....

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  18. Washington is one my dream city..... I want to atleast be there once

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  19. a symphony,
    if you will,

    Beautiful words that picture of the creator and the creation is perfect harmony, creating pure music of the heart. Lovely words beautifully crafted.

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  20. beautiful description and so lovely natural surroundings

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  21. I wondered at first where you were going with this:

    Conifers and
    salmon,

    seagrass and
    shellfish—

    I like where you took things! Wonderful piece. One of these days, I'd like to explore that area.

    j.

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  22. Jen, I have been there and it is as wondrous as you describe! I love your poem and the way you aligned the view-beautiful!!!

    I hope you are doing well~

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  23. Jennifer--I love estuaries, they are such interesting places--rivers, saltwater, seabirds :-) can feel it in your words--and that ending, so very clever-- Conductor-Sound :-)

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  24. I love how you have reduced the richness of your world to so few worlds ... and I like your use of metaphor too ... this os a sparse poem tha tis extremely rich.

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  25. I like this small snapshot of Creation. I can picture it.

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  26. Minimalist and highly descriptive. Loved how your poem sparked my imagination into filling in the details.

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