In Which I Made A Promise

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

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6 Responses

  1. Dawn D says:

    I liked your part of the post, happy that your characters are unfolding how you want them.

    And I liked the poem too. I loved the idea of embracing the change that happens around AND within us. I could feel it. So I say, well done Laura, keep writing poetry. I didn’t think I was any good at it a month ago. And now, I’ve written 29 or 30 poems in a month and re-read older ones, and… I think I don’t do any worse than many others, and it is fun, and helps me sort through my emotions, so why not? As they say, practice makes perfect 🙂

    And I just LOVE the picture too! I’m a very visual kind of person, and that picture is just vibrant and fits the poem (or the poem fits the picture) perfectly!

    • Jessica says:

      Yay!!!! I LOVED how she wrote about change in it, too! And the idea of promise at the end of winter…I think she did beautifully. And I just thought that pic fit her poem so well which is why I chose it to go with it. I’m completely visual, too, which is why I usually include a pic with the poems I put up.
      Poetry is such a treasure for helping deal with emotions we’d rather not deal with. I’ve been writing since I was about 13/14 and I still think I’m not that good. But I don’t care. I love writing poetry. I love reading poetry. I’ll keep doing it whether anyone likes it or not because I can. And if you don’t like it, that’s okay. I just may not be your cup of tea. LOL

  2. Fida says:

    Some of my favorite lines are in this, like this one: Bringing promise of another chance. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Jessica says:

    Thanks Fi! Didn’t she do well? She wrote some fantastic lines. I love “comes gently at times, harshly in others”.

  4. Lita says:

    Sorry that I’m a little late in commenting. 🙂 You friend, Laura’s poem is beautiful! I especially like the lines, “A time to remember, a time to give.” Since we’re coming up on that season of giving thanks and giving gifts and love. I hope that you friend knows how good this is. I can empathize with her. I’m still trying to get back my full confidence in poetry. Be well.

    • Jessica says:

      Oh, thank you so much!!!! I told her this was gorgeous but she didn’t believe me which is why I posted it. I wanted to boost her confidence, too! And I’m so glad you like it!!!

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