Showing posts with label Love. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Love. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

my hipparchus


mapping the stars

on my back

you don’t ask me

for anything—


and let me cry

to forget what’s happened

between now

and the last good year


you don’t ask

for anything—so i can

remember how

to give the stars their names again



© 2023 Jennifer Wagner


for dverse quadrille #175:  craft a poem in exactly 44 words using some form of the word “map”


Friday, April 10, 2020

(easter) it's about a king

it’s about a king
who came to serve us

to establish his kingdom
here on earth

a king who washed feet,
healed lepers, healed hearts

he died
for this: to bring love,

joy, peace, patience,

goodness, faithfulness

a kingdom not of this world

from starry night
to stone rolled away

the day
he came

to seek and to save

© 2020 jennifer wagner

The hope of Easter to me is this:  He loves us, though the world under our stewardship is in turmoil.  God has a plan: His love poured out in our hearts.  His ultimate will will succeed.  If you are in doubt, take heart.  He loves you, and it’s you He doesn’t want to live without.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

At the Lake

Lake Chelan
Photo © 2017 Jennifer Wagner

Love comes in soft waves—or bold,
and leans in toward our shores—
keeping and staying, freeing and swaying,

Chasing us, when we need to be chased,
holding us, starlit, and
night falls.

© 2017 Jennifer Wagner

An acrostic for dVerse.

Lake Chelan is a lake in central Washington and is one of my favorite places to be.  My family has done a lot of living, laughing and loving while visiting there.