laisser tranquille.

laisser tranquille.

A Poem by jenniewren (J.W. Bouwman)

i can hold you in the silent hours
when all is still and the nighttime lingers
when only the shushing sound of water
caressing the boat hull is heard

i can hold you in this twilight world
where no one is wrong
and nothing is forbidden
phantom arms and secret kisses
from ghosts
i should know better than to wake
but whose touches i can’t bear
to live without

© 2014 jenniewren (J.W. Bouwman)

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I liked the deep thoughts and the needs in the words. You made the reader feel and understand your thoughts. Thank you Jennie for sharing the amazing poetry.

Posted 2 Years Ago

An old face and a beautiful poem I never saw. Nicely done, Jennie.

Posted 2 Years Ago

yes, waking from some dreams is like hitting a sand bar so hard the boat breaks and sinks...

Posted 2 Years Ago

Everything about this poem woke my emotions in a good way. The pace, softness of tones and the peaceful aura from title to ending.

Posted 3 Years Ago

I find that no one
is wrong
when no one
is near.

Your art
as always
is transcendent
of common


Posted 5 Years Ago

beautiful and deeply moving poem...good strong writing!

Posted 6 Years Ago

In my opinion, this mingled delicately with perfection. When you read a writer's work, sometimes you can be impressed, you can be appreciative, and in some rare cases you wish you had written it, not in envy but in admiration. This is the case this time.

''when only the shushing sound of water
caressing the boat hull is heard''

I thought this painted a most beautiful picture. The pace is magnifique, I have a damned love for alliteration too. Wonderful. Cheers.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Well done! Can feel the emotion especially in the last three lines!

Posted 6 Years Ago

ohh this is so serene,jennie dear
how calm your world like dreamy and ghostly
even love is done like hidden like so ghostly,after a wake
after some long sleep from a world where no one is wrong
all allowed,nothing forbidden,stupid world but can we really touch again
lets see its never easy ,never was
lovely write..

Posted 6 Years Ago

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Added on January 29, 2014
Last Updated on January 29, 2014


jenniewren (J.W. Bouwman)
jenniewren (J.W. Bouwman)

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Playful and eager to explore new styles of writing, and to hone my skills. i'm reaching a point now where i can write a poem and be able to say that it is something i really like. I'm an avid reader, .. more..


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