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

© 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. 


Buddah Moskowitz said...

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.)

Anonymous said...

Delightful write

Tank said...

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

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

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

Wendy Bourke said...

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.

Grace said...

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

janetld said...

Wow! Wonderful and wise.

And congrats on your inclusion in the anthology!

janetld said...

Cool photo, too, of the poetry emporium!

Jody Lee Collins said...

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

Jennifer Wagner said...

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.

Fireblossom said...

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

Justin Lamb said...

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

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