Desiderata

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.

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2 Responses

  1. cjswriting says:

    Sorry to hear you are feeling down. Hugs.

    I absolutely love this poem. I love the part that says, “Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.” I say this to myself frequently if I am being self-critical.

    And of course you know I just listen to this on my The Love Book app so TWH can lull me into a sense of peace. 😉

    • My favorite part is the whole section beginning with, “you are a child of the universe.” It makes me feel less small somehow, less alone. It gives me peace, hope, and a bit of strength as well.

      I have that app as well. I use it rather often to write my poems. One of my favorites is this one but there are so many wonderful things on that app. Did you know Robert Herrick was a priest? I laugh every time I read Fresh Cream and Cheese and think of that fact. What a bit of a naughty poem that is. I love it.

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