OctPoWriMo,  OctPoWriMo 2015,  Poetry

It’s Elemental, My Dear Sherlock

I have no excuses for posting late today. I procrastinated quite deliberately. I’ve sort of had the doldrums the past few days and I managed to work myself out of them by getting out of the house, away from the kids, and going to go see The Martian. (Go see that, it’s good. One of the funnest soundtracks, in my opinion.) I only just finished my poem for today’s poetry prompt,Β which is to write about the elements. I’m not going to say anything about the inspiration behind it; suffice it to say that this time, I’d rather the poem keep its mystery. I think that’s part of its beauty. Hope you enjoy it.

And by the way, can I just say for the record that this is the second time this week I’ve written a poem on one of the prompts and then the next day find that the subject for THAT day’s prompt fits my poem from the day before. Dont’ think I’m not paying attention. πŸ˜‰

Talk about serendipity…

Hope you have a great weekend!

xo Jesi

P.S. Happy Birthday, Big Son! Hope it was better than you thought.

 

Elemental

By Jesi Scott

 

Earth kissed me…

and spring dawned with meadows full

of fragrant flowers, trees with

leaves newly unfurled among blossoms of white.

Then came the rains,

and all was washed away overnight.

 

Fire touched me…

warmed, I basked in the heat

of sun-baked days and sultry-sparked nights,

passion ignited and flared, I came undone.

But I danced too close to the flames-

and I was left as I’d begun.

 

Water healed me…

A cooling touch of liquid silver caressed my scars,

and I floated on misty beams of the moon river,

my brokenness streamed with light;

Too soon, though, came the flood,

and I was washed away in the night.

 

Air saved me…

lifted me into a lapis heaven and laid me gently

down on cotton-puff clouds, soft breezes breathed me

into being again, and given wings I soar, I fly.

And when the winds blow and gust

I glide, and the elements defy.

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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