Saturday, February 21, 2015

the best bouquet


smells like
            globs
            of glue

stuck to
            crumpled
            red tissue paper
on
green pipe cleaners

held
in a chubby fist

just below
a
look-what-i-made-for-you

            grin



© 2015 Jennifer Wagner


28 comments:

Grace said...

The sweetest bouquet ~ Love that grin in the end, smiles ~ Enjoy them while they are young ~

Brian Miller said...

ha. those are the best...i have a drawer by my bedside....while not full of bouquets....it is full of things my boys have made and given to me....very cool jennifer

Magyar said...

The gift of giving, steps far beyond the >gift<. and each >gift< is held as life.

birthday gift
made by this giver's hand
a time mark

_m

grapeling said...

I miss those days... ~

Mary said...

But what a joy to accept such a gift made with such love!!

Sumana Roy said...

aww...so sweet...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Adorable. No gift as wonderful!!!!

Anonymous said...

The best bouquet ever! This brought a smile to my face - love it!

Loredana Donovan said...

The gift of children ~ you're very blessed! Such a sweet poem :)

ZQ said...

Hahaha Yes I can see it. Cute.
ZQ

Gabriella said...

This looks like a Mother's Day present. It makes me smile when I see our old ones at my parents' house.

brudberg said...

Wonderful .. the pride of those gifts is the best joy. I wonder if those gifts I might have made have gone...

Malia Craig Tagg Lawrence Page said...

five senses,
anyone works.
love the strong imagery.

Jody Lee Collins said...

Jennifer, I remember getting gifts like that....adorable.

Donna said...

Oh I smelled the glue right away and say the bouquet through the eyes of the child...fabulous images and emotion here.

Donna@LivingFromHappiness

janetld said...

I love how you word things, e.g., globs of glue. This whole poem is wonderful! Truly enjoyed reading it.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh yes, those are the very best bouquets! :)

Brother Ollie said...

nice! love this style! More like this one!

ND Mitchell said...

Gifts like these are worth the most. Love the way you structured this one. Really nice.

Wendy Bourke said...

A wonderful mother-son moment . . . beautifully rendered!

RMP said...

lovely...I imagine the bouquet does smell quite devine. the visual of this has me smiling.

moondustwriter said...

Those precious moments that smile at the mere memory. A treasure Jennifer

Old Egg said...

An utter delight for you as it clearly was for many of us.

NataĊĦek said...

so sweet :)

Jae Rose said...

True heartfelt gifts - joyous poem

Gen Giggles said...

Cute, the gifts they make are best.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Gifts from the heart are the very best gifts indeed :)

Justin Lamb said...

Handmade gifts from sons and/or daughters are the best.