NaPoWriMo,  Poetry,  poetry

Do You Have A Tardis?

I’m behind already. I knew I would be. You can’t multitask without one of the balls you’re juggling falling at some point. In my case I’ve had two fall. But that’s okay because they aren’t as important as the others and I can easily pick them back up again.

I’m behind on my NaPoWriMo schedule and the nature photo challenge Lizzi tagged me on. If you follow me on Facebook you might be seeing lots of spring pictures showing up. The photo challenge would be why. It’s fun and gets me out of constant packing and moving and I’ve noticed I’m more relaxed when I do it.

As for NaPo…I will get caught up. It may take doing two poems at a time since all I have time for today is one, maybe another later this evening once I get everyone’s schedule done.

Today I’m doing Day Two which is to write a poem in the form of a family portrait. You can write a stanza for each person or write about a family picture. I did the latter as I have this one picture I love. It’s a generation picture of my great-grandmother, grandmother, mother, and myself at about a month old. We are all first daughters in our families. In a way it’s like going back in time, like having my own personal tardis. So here is my offering for NaPo.

    Generation Pic

The Fate’s Photograph

By Jesi Scott


We travel back across the decades,

Four generations of women

In one place at one time;

The past, the present, the future…

Who says the time-space continuum cannot be warped?

A vision captured briefly on paper.

See there in the wrinkles of Atropos

the warning of life ending before you know it,

so live well.

There, in the hands of Lachesis, her rod invisible,

determining your destiny.

And Clotho, lovely and young,

deciding life and death of the mortals and gods,

holding on her lap

the future that is to come,

all of it fading now into yellow paper

curling at the edges

as Time proves

that even the Fates cannot escape it’s grasp.

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.


  • Lizzi

    Wow the women in your family sure are beautiful.

    As to being behind…here as and when you’re ready. Priorities don’t need to be photographs or poetry. Do what works *HUGS*

    • Jesi

      I’ve never seen a photo of my great grandmother when she was young but my grandmother was absolutely stunning. Think Hedy Lamarr, only taller. My grandmother was easily 5’10”. And my mother… Well, you can see for yourself. She was 20 here. But I didn’t take after her side of the family except for my Irish skin. I took after my dad’s. In fact, as I grow ever older, I look more and more like my dad’s mom, though I think I share my mom’s smile and eye shape. But I love this picture. I want even seven pounds here and that was a three month romper and it was huge. LoL The really funny thing is that the picture I hate the most of me as a baby was from this photo shoot and I don’t have a copy of it, thankfully.

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