OctPoWriMo,  OctPoWriMo 2015,  Poetry

Stella, bella stella…

I know, I know. I’m so behind. Busy life, I tell ya, so I’m playing catch up again. Four poems, one at a time, coming your way. Please forgive me. But I promise, it’s going to calm down soon. October is almost done and November will be here this weekend. One more football game/marching band performance for me and my family and then things calm way the heck down. Thankfully. So, let’s get caught up on poems.

Day 23 prompt:

It’s all around, forest fires start from sparks, oceans are made of water drops. (There I go again with my element loving) but look around and take a moment to observe how the clothes you wear are made of tiny threats and the vastness of the sky. Try to count some of the billions of stars outside at night and realize that most of those are bigger than the sun, and there’s SO many of them. But you’re not just this tiny speck in space, you are a beautiful combination of tiny pieces of matter put together in a truly unique way.

Today I encourage you to think about those things as you write your poem of the day.

I took this picture last week while I was waiting with my Zombie Hunter son for his bus to the Undead Creature Training Class (ahem, fifth grade).

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This is Venus with Jupiter just beneath her and Mars (faintly) beneath Jupiter. I loved the juxtaposition of the sight. Venus, the smaller planet, looking bigger and brighter than Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. Then Mars, smaller than Venus and further away from Earth, looking even smaller than the massive planet which is further from us than Mars. And then their names, Jupiter God-Father of all the Roman gods and goddesses, and Mars-God of War, beneath Venus, the Goddess of Love. Jupiter, Father of All/Greatest of Gods, bows and kneels, and War is as nothing next to Love.

xo Jesi

 

As I Wait For the Sun to Rise

By Jesi Scott

 

In the vastness of the indigo heaven

Venus shines,

Brighter than Jupiter and Mars,

Which bow to her radiance,

And all the stars in the sky

Twinkle in homage to her beauty.

 

Her incandescence sparks awe

As I, alone in the sleeping world,

Marvel at how small I am in the grand tapestry

Of a universe which can turn a small planet,

Named for the goddess of Love,

Into a diamond that sparkles and glows

And gives hope to a world

full of lightning and war.

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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