Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Tuesday poem #305 : Marvyne Jenoff : It Wishes

It wishes to happen,
it hovers aloft,
how lusty and soft,
now soaring, now flitting

It wishes, it winks,
how wisely it tingles
o’er wrinkles and hair,
it hums everywhere

it widens with weather
It narrows with wit
it tingles with wishing,
O wild, wondrous it

How nicely it whistles
How sweetly it nestles,
O happily happen,
O happen to me

Marvyne Jenoff first published poems in Canadian Literary magazines as a student at the University of Manitoba in the 1960s. Since 1972 she has published four books of poetry and experimental fiction with Canadian literary publishers. She lives in the Toronto area, where she is also involved in visual arts.

the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan

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