Tuesday, May 27, 2014


yellow sun


sails bright                                                                          d
and                                                                             e

 r                                                         n
i                                   o                                             
b          b

in the wind

seafarers seeking
the greatest, lightest burden of them all,

the spice, cocoa,
paint and dye,
the import/export—
of color, comfort,
and risk—

soaring like a fuchsia bird
in an infinite, indigo sky


us to come along,

to gather up our
castaway hearts
and leave our
shipwrecked shores

© 2014 Jennifer Wagner


Brian Miller said...

oh i will put my castaway heart in my pocket if i can fly along...
you know i love the ribboned word...ha...so cool...
and i love the message....yes, lets leave those
shipwrecks behind...

Wendy Bourke said...

What restorative, revitalizing words you’ve selected for this piece, Jennifer. And that “ribboned” lighter-than-air fantastic. Just Beautiful!

Grace said...

I love the words flying away, ribboned ~ Good to leave those shipwrecked shores behind ~

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love what you did with the word "ribboned" - it made my eyes float over the letters and had an incredible effect! Really made the word look like it was floating :)

Vandana Sharma said...

Lovely layout of the poem in the starting and as it move downs it becomes lovelier!

Truedessa said...

I just love how you made the words float on the page..

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Well this was just so wonderful!!

Justin Lamb said...

The visual and the written aspect of this are both great. I like the message of leaving the bad behind and moving ahead with excitement. Well done.

Nicholas said...

I can't keep it any longer: i admire the way you structure your poems up on here! I also love the Biblical way you write. keep them coming!!!