A to Z Challenge,  NaPoWriMo,  Poetry

Beware The Judgement Of The Muse

I will not lie. Today’s NaPoWriMo challenge gave me a headache. But, I did learn something. Sappho was one crazy poetic freak of nature. The Muse created her to drive the rest of us insane.

We had to write a Sapphic poem today. It has a strict meter (not iamb, but close enough), and for some reason I was able to understand it but it nearly did me in. I have a new respect for Sappho, and think our Muse is one crazy *mother*. I have a headache now. I hate math.

I am not even going to try and explain it to you. Here’s a link if you want to find out more about it. Let’s just say…good luck. If you’re like me, you’re gonna need it. In fact, it probably wouldn’t hurt to have a shot of scotch/vodka/fave alcohol before you begin.

Blogging A to Z Challenge letter is J.

It’s official. I have met my match with this challenge.

xo Jesi

 

Judgement

By Jessica Scott

 

What we think, perceptions, and false views, become

Our truths fed with negative advice given

Daily, with one’s permission, to those we deem

Valueless and base.

 

Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.

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