Showing posts with label Desire. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Desire. Show all posts

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hunting Season

The leaves in silent fire
are mellowing,
a cool, crisp blaze
before the frost—
the last cracKle, pOp
before Old Man Winter
grays us with his beard.

We watch
as orange and white
petals of autumn suns
l           i           n          g                      e                                  r
like paper lanterns,
and then
the current
rolls them on—

I snuggle in
close beside you,
sip roasted dandelion tea
dripped with honey in the cup,
and on my tongue—

hoping you
track the scent
and catch me


© 2014 Jennifer Wagner

Thursday, October 17, 2013

long hot summer night

hush now,
wild thing
have you ever been to electric lady land?

gypsy eyes, bold as love
machine gun fire burning desire—

hear my train a-comin’, lover man
let me move you

© 2013 Jennifer Wagner

Jimi Hendrix @ The Rock, photo © 2013 Jennifer Wagner

I recently visited a restaurant that had this likeness of Jimi Hendrix painted on the wall near our table (and titles to many of his songs on the seating).  Jimi is a Seattle icon, though I won’t say role model, hahowever, he was a brilliantly talented guitarist.  I crafted this poem (and title) from titles of songs he wrote, recorded or performed.

Bold As Love
Burning Desire
Gypsy Eyes
Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)
Hear My Train A-Comin’
Hush Now
Let Me Move You
Long Hot Summer Night
Lover Man
Machine Gun
Wild Thing

Saturday, July 20, 2013


I don’t miss raindrops;
they’ve had their day.

I don’t miss March,
April, or even May;

especially when I see
the sweat

trickling down your back
and hope you

pick me
to throw into your sack.

© 2013 Jennifer Wagner

For two prompts.  Margaret Bednar at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads wants us to drip with heat…err summer.  This gorgeous photo is hers.  If you’ve gotta have more go here.  You won’t regret it!  And Peggy Goetz wants us to Feel the Heat in ten lines or less at Poetry Jam.  She’s an excellent photographer as well.  Go here to see more.  Happy summer!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Twinkling in the Midnight Blue(s)

That flicker in the
spaces between quivered breaths
calls to me on quilted nights.

Like stars collected
in a jar of lidless hopes,
each dark sky births want of you.

© 2013 Jennifer Wagner

This is my attempt at a Sedoka for dVerse Form for All:  The Princess’ Poem to her Secret Love.  Poet and host Samuel Peralta has invited us to try this rare form of unrhymed Japanese poetry consisting of two tercets with a scheme of 5-7-7 and 5-7-7 syllables.