OctPoWriMo OctPoWriMo 2015 Poetry

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo…

OctPoWriMo Day 4, 2015:

prompt: Magic-Take the time to write a peom featuring magic. It could be the Harry Potter fame with wands and He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named. Or it could be the things that you find so beautiful, so wonderful that they feel like magic when you observe them. Have fun with it!

It’s terribly fitting that Tamara chose magic for today’s prompt since it is October, and Halloween, which centers around magic, is coming up quickly.

I love magic…of all kinds. From Hogwarts to nature. My favorite type of magic is the simplest, and (in an ironic twist) most complex, spell of enchantment: the connections between people, whether that be friendship or love. I also Β love trying to find magic in the small things, the normal day-to-day sorcery we all experience. You just need to look (with your eyes closed sometimes) to find it. The laughter of happy children playing, the sigh of the wind through the leaves on the tree, or the fairy hiding in the flowers.

xo Jesi

P.S. This weekend has been crazy busy so I will catch up with commenting next week. If I haven’t visited you yet, don’t worry, I’ll get there. Promise. πŸ˜‰

 

Conventional Magic

By Jesi Scott

 

A spell that weaves itself in a simple touch,

The allure of wanting something just so much.

 

The enchantment held in a single glance,

And the magnetism in that longed-for dance.

 

The prophecy of kindness when compassion wins,

And the power of happiness when love begins.

 

The common-place miracles that exist

Turning dreams into more than a wish.

 

This everyday magic opens the door

To belief in something so much more.

 

So never lose sight of the mundane things,

But don’t stop believing in extraordinary dreams.

 

For sorcery hides in the most normal of places,

You just need to look beyond their faces.

Jesi Kay
Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at www.octpowrimo.com.

15 Replies to “Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo…

  1. This one is very cool, too! πŸ™‚ … It’s true, magic is all around us, if we just take time to see/feel/hear it. I think little children have this ability…everything is new and wondrous to them…I hope they never lose the magic of seeing with their heart.

  2. Well, I like everyday magic. And I am happy that I learnt how to perform some myself. Bringing a smile here, offering support there, or providing some healing… everyday magic πŸ™‚
    Nice poem Jesi!

    1. Thank you, Dawn. You bring magic to me every time we talk. You’re a very sweet, lovely friend. I always look forward to your comments. πŸ™‚

  3. This is a totally incredibly simply powerful all encompassing and very beautifully phrased and versed poem – from start to finish – and it feels like a whispered secret carried on the winds – all may hear it – but few will actually listen …. so well done πŸ˜€

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