Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Enter Through the Window


Open Books:  A Poem Emporium
Seattle, WA
Photo © 2017 Jennifer Wagner


(About Poems)

Enter through the window,
not the door,
if you’re a poem.

Doors are so conspicuous.
You must be creative—

make me wonder
how you got here—

layered in metaphor,
side-smiled with simile

—surprise me,
even when just spoken plainly
from your heart.

As no doubt, even cerebral,
you are
all
heart.


© 2017 Jennifer Wagner



Also, I’m delighted to have three poems in Lakdi Ka Pul – II, The Poetry Bridge, An International Anthology by Twin City Poetry Club. 




12 comments:

  1. Loved this. This is how a poem should be: a slanted surprise. Yes, use plain words to surprise me with an idea. This was great. Loved. (Love your new profile pic too.)

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  2. You always surprise me with your writing and wit, so happy you were published again!!!

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  3. They seem to have a life of their own these poems that land in our laps in hearts--Love this!

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  4. I really enjoyed this wonderful nuanced poem. And congrats on your latest published pieces. You are such a talented poet, Jennifer ... and it is a lovely feeling when publishers gift our writing, with wings.

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  5. all from the heart is the best ~ congrats on being published Jennifer ~

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  6. Wow! Wonderful and wise.

    And congrats on your inclusion in the anthology!

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  7. Cool photo, too, of the poetry emporium!

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  8. Congratulations on the publication. How do we get that book?

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    1. I will post a link on my sidebar. Contributor and local print copies have been released and the e-book will be made available soon.

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  9. Yes! All heart is right. But you had me at "side-smile".

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  10. Excellent poem about a method for writing a poem. Well done.

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Thank you for your thoughts!