Friday, January 20, 2017

Mukilteo (at Rose Hill)

At Rose Hill, you must
try rose water chocolate,
see Possession Sound
the color of storms.

At Rose Hill, you must
try lavender cheesecake,
see the white caps
cupping evergreen rain.

At Rose Hill, you must
try Bangalore spice,
see the lighthouse,
see the shore,
see the thunderbirds rich with lore.

At Rose Hill, you must
try yellow curry, coconut milk,
see Hat Island,
taste cinnamon dust.

At Rose Hill, you must.

© 2017 Jennifer Wagner

Mukilteo is a city on the coast of Washington and a favorite of my family with its spectacular views, scrumptious chocolate, bold Northwest Coast art, fine restaurants, and delightful atmosphere.


  1. This is a treat - beautiful seascape images interwoven with lovely tastes and fragrances and colors. The repetition is a wonderful refrain cascading through the piece.

  2. Oh! At Rose Hill seems a most intriguing and inviting place!

  3. Oh wow!!❤️ You make me wanna go there :D

  4. I really love this, the descriptions are wonderful, but most of all I love how you left the must in that last line hanging.

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  6. A delicious poem about a delicious place

  7. ohhhhh, you have whet my appetite, Jennifer. It's been too long since we headed up that way; thank you.

    1. If/when you do, get in touch with me! I would love to have coffee with you!

  8. I wish I had the Bangalore Spice! I love how you captured Mukeltio so well.


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