Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Catch and Release

Carillon Point
Photo © 2019 Jennifer Wagner

It wasn’t the briny olives,
the creamy fromage.
It wasn’t the tender duck confit.

It wasn’t even the cascade
of twilight on harbored boats
on which we imagined
ourselves adventuring.

It was you, in your fisherman sweater,
blue-green eyes sparkling,
hooking deep to give me back
my heart and bones,

returning all my loss, tossed
in the fracturing, titanic wind,
holding me to my dreams
and why I’d dreamt them.

© 2019 Jennifer Wagner


  1. Hey Jen, glad to 'see' you again.

    This is a poem of hope, and clear-sightedness ~

  2. What a beautiful and enchanting coming back Jen. Such beautiful images! Love it.

  3. This heart-tugging and filled with hope. Lovely to see you Jennifer. Hope all is well.

  4. Hi Jen. I am so happy to see you in this space again! I have missed you. I hope you are well. xo

  5. It was wonderful. That a person can give such hope and renewal to a heart.

  6. Lovely poem. I especially like the last 2 stanzas. Thanks for sharing. :)

  7. So beautiful! Everyone needs moments like these.

  8. I like the energy and flow of your poem. Good title for it!
    Jade Li @

  9. Great poem! l love the ending lines!

  10. Nice lines about "hooking deep to give me back
    my heart and bones".

  11. A sparkling poem, Jennifer. I love the scene you word-painted of the ‘cascade of twilight on harbored boats’ and the fishing theme in third stanza.

  12. Would that we all can find that special someone to hold us "to our dreams and why we dreamt them". Beautiful.

  13. This is such a solid poem, Jennifer. Detailed yet dreamy and you gave no more than what was needed. Leaves me smiling about the future of that moment.

  14. A beautiful poem that captures that wonderful evening and so much more. You should know that I've always thought it was you as well.

  15. gorgeous!nice to read your words again!


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