Showing posts with label Spring. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spring. Show all posts

Monday, April 15, 2024

Pellegrino and Lime



by magenta petunias

and my friday night lights


it’s patio-perfect in spring


my footfall

and yours



past the snoring

winter wolf moon

turned pink


—and the little clink

our glasses make


to toast

the sun-drenched, fresh



we’ve palmed

of our lives



© 2024 Jennifer Wagner


For dVerse Quadrille #199:  T.G.I.F.


NPM Day 15


Friday, April 12, 2024



Think of yourself

like April.

Everyone waiting for you to arrive,

one hand on your hip,

throwing blossoms

over your shoulder with the other.


And you saying, “Damn, I’m good.”



© 2024 Jennifer Wagner



For Sumana’s April prompt.


NPM Day 12

Monday, April 1, 2024



Every season sings a song.


The bells and sorrows

of winter

clang on and on.


But if Frost was right,

they, too, only last so long.


Stepping on

the turf of spring,


new birds fill their lungs,

have their say,

and hope renews that


nothing blue can stay.



© 2024 Jennifer Wagner



For Writer’s Digest April PAD Challenge Day 1:  Write an Optimistic Poem


Happy National Poetry Month!


Frost’s poem


Tuesday, April 7, 2020


By the window,
lapping up the sun,
I read Rossetti’s, “The First Spring Day,”
and leaned my head against the pane

as if to become one
with blush blossoms
sprouting from the tree
and our neighbor’s sign
in bright yellow, pink and green:  hello spring.

Spring:  Florence Nightingale’s
cool kiss on the fevered brow of humanity.
Oh blow, swing your lamp—
your breath, meadowsweet,
your step, light, in our cimmerian war.

© 2020 Jennifer Wagner

dverse poetics:  in the time of the plague

Hope you all are well.  ~Love, Jen

The First Spring Day” by Christina Rossetti