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

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

Good morning Lunatics! How are you all? I survived the weekend and the beginning of NaNoWriMo. I think I actually have a good start and hope to continue making progress as the month goes along. I’m already ahead of where I thought I’d be, and I’m sure that will help when I hit my first hurdle. Which should be in about an hour when I sit down to begin tackling my story again. I’ve had so many new ideas about where I want to go with it, and I’m really excited about it! And more than a little initmidated still. How am I ever going to write 50.000 words in 30 days? Well, I’m sure most writers who have tackled NaNo have been there. They obviously survived and so will I. I’m going for the ‘confidence is key’ tactic.

I am going to attempt to get back on my normal blogging schedule this month. I was supposed to have done that in October, but…well…someone (CJ) got me involved in a poetry challenge. Not that I am complaining about it at all. In fact, I am actually missing it. It went by faster than I thought it would, and October ended up being really fun because of it. But, now it’s time to clean house and get back on track. Today I have two new poems to share for Monday’s Muse. Also, I am going to put the link up to the excerpt from my NaNo project. Some of you may remember it from when I posted it a few months ago. I haven’t worked on it since that one piece so I’m really excited about working on it for NaNo. Please keep in mind that it is a rough draft and there will be errors throughout and it is subject to change without notice. ( ~wink~ ). I hope you all have a great Monday, and I’ll talk to you all tomorrow!

xo Jesi

P.S. The second poem (Icarus’s Heart) was not inspired by the myth of Daedalus and his son, but by this song:


Click to go read my NaNo excerpt:

Raven 3


Monday’s Muse Poems:


Beware of Trojans Hiding in the Dessert

By Jessica Scott


Rich, velvet-smoothed

Decadence by chocolate cheesecake death,

Topped with whipped cream.

The only thing missing from his apology,

Besides the actual words,

Was the cherry on top,

And he ate half before I had a single bite;

So much for asking for forgiveness.

Chocolate apologies lie.


Icarus heart


Icarus’s Heart

By Jessica Scott

(inspired by Peter Kelly’s Fear of Landing)


If I stop, I will crash,

So I keep flying above the clouds

Though I’m tired and wish to rest.

For no one is there to catch me

Should I fall,

And the ground is hard

With no landing strip in sight,

No soft spots in view,

And no parachute to slow me down.


My wings are shredding,

Tearing at the edges,

And the sun burns too hot,

Too bright.

I should never have jumped,

For that leap of faith

Has led to this state

Of never-ending flight.

And the loss of Love’s embrace

Has left my heart gazing down at the Earth

Searching for a safety net.



7 Replies to “Monday’s Muse: Apologies, Icarus, & My NaNo Project”

  1. 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…

    1. 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.

      1. 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…

  2. 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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