Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Moonflower & Moth

In a wildflower garden
there lived a cocooned creature
who hatched, grew tall,
and produced feet, 6 in all.

And wings,
oh such wings.
But who can fly
when you've only been taught to crawl?

The butterflies were beautiful,
floating from marigolds to phlox,
but she was no butterfly—
she’d heard them talk.

So she waited,
said creature,
for the last quarter moon,
and then whispered to it, “what must I do?”

The moon answered
with glitter and white
when on the moonflower
it shone its light—

she knew then she was made
just right;
some things are meant
to temper the night.

© 2013 Jennifer Wagner

At dVerse Poetics we are writing poems for kids.  I went with message and the natural world.  Moonflowers pop open at night and are pollinated by moths. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Trending Chic

She smoked all her cigars
between noon and six,
listening to the bounce
of the sloping rain.

She drank lavender tea from a lowball glass,
let her hair go silver-white, and
never cared what a single soul
thought of it.

Her laugh was always belly deep,
her smile lines, deeper.

She had that knack
for letting everyone
be themselves
and they, by turn,
were able to.

Forget Vogue.
Forget Cosmo
and Elle.

An old wooden porch
frames the perfect face.

© 2013 Jennifer Wagner

I think I want to be her (well, except for the cigars). Linking up to join the fun at dVerse for OpenLinkNight!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Objects May Appear Out of Focus

as if beauty belongs to youth alone
and is not earned in the lines of skin lived and

held tight to truths within
where one size could never fit all

© 2013 Jennifer Wagner

A little short submitted to Poets United:  The Poetry Pantry