Showing posts with label Allurement. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Allurement. Show all posts

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Like Anna and Alexei

the lemon and mint night
deceived me with its fragrance

stronger, subtler than roses,
pink, and blushing deeper still

i’m sorry,
i should have listened to me

but my voice
went hush

when i heard your words
and all i could think about

was your tongue

Copyright © 2013 Jennifer Wagner

Peggy Goetz at Poetry Jam invited us to write from the perspective of a fictional character.  I based my poem on the both tragic and captivating characters of Anna and Count Vronsky in Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina, and the attraction between them.  I read the book a while back but have yet to see the 2012 movie version.  I’m curious to know if anyone has seen it and what they thought of it.

Saturday, February 16, 2013


She keeps her freaks
by cheeky grin.

I listen,
not listening, again.

I am no novice, as may seem,
to pretty words in stunning hue
even if the eyes of which
are broken-marble blue.

There are no true heartbeats
in her Smashbox made up sheen,
and pseudo-Fendi bag of

when all she wants
is you.

And you,
and you,
and you.

Copyright © 2013 Jennifer Wagner