Monday, November 16, 2015

Wine Drops--By Isha Wagner--New Zealand

Wine Drops

I forget to remember
what it is I forget

Strange reality of today
walking the vineyards
then sipping pinot noir
that tastes nothing much
although the label
tells an elaborate story of
the crushed purple grapes

It is then I recall the rough
raw liquid poured into
carafes in Napoli
with dishes of pasta : we
sitting gloriously in shade
your eyes boring into mine.

Yes, I do remember what I forgot
It was the perfume of the wine
wafting its richness

Your eyes I cannot remember.

Isha Wagner is a New Zealand poet. She has resided in many countries including Iceland, Libya, India, and Australia.  She read some of her work at the VIII International Poetry Festival held in Granada, Nicaragua, in February 2012. She has had three collections of poetry published.


  1. Excellent, I really enjoyed this Isha!

  2. Nice to meet your Isha.

    I especially like the line, "Sitting gloriously in shade
    your eyes boring into mine." The line is quite intriguing especially when I ponder your closing line. The piece is a pleasure to read.

    Michael Escoubas