Monday’s Muse: Apologies, Icarus, & My NaNo Project

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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7 Responses

  1. Fida says:

    I love that picture quote about apology. Also, good luck with nano!

  2. Dawn D says:

    I really like the second poem. But don’t feel bad about taking that jump. I have confidence that we will find a safe haven to land before our wings get completely worn down. I have to trust it, otherwise I’ll fear falling too and I cannot afford to fall. Not now, not so close to freedom…

    • Jessica says:

      Is there any other feeling like when someone just ‘gets’ what you are saying? Daedalus and Icarus…that’s us then. 🙂
      We’ll make it.

      • Dawn D says:

        Yes, we will! I don’t know who, from us, is Daedalus and who Icarus, who has the more experience of the two… I suppose I’m older, but I’m not sure about wiser 😉
        And about the first poem, I think I get it now, after a few more hours of sleep… Yes, a long excuse as to why you did this often ruins the apology…

  3. CAROLINA says:

    Hi, I loved that painting of the angel. Could you please tell me where did you find it or the name of the painter? I’d love to find more.

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