What Dreams May Come…

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 www.octpowrimo.com.

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12 Responses

  1. Cindy says:

    Jess, these are awesome! I love the passion, the zest, the amorous intent you have captured. Beautiful and stunning. 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      Thank you so much…the first one is definitely going into the folder for consideration for my first collection. And the last one..I wrote that in my 20s.

  2. Rod E. Kok says:

    Sigh. I must be a romantic at heart, because I melted when I read these. Wonderful. Inspiring. Beautiful.

    • Jessica says:

      Of course you are! Anyone who reads your poetry, especially the ones about your wife, could tell you that. 🙂
      And thank you. I was trying to get a Pablo Neruda mood in the first one, though I’m not sure I succeeded. 🙂

  3. lrconsiderer says:

    Wow! These are all gorgeous! So very romantic and beautifully done. There are times when waking up causes such sweet yearning for that sleep to reinstate itself, and you’ve captured that beautifully.

    I’ve had dreams like that a few times, where I just wish I could have gone back to sleep and carried on, but somehow, even if I’ve had the opportunity, I can never seem to recapture the dream, which is most frustrating.

    • Jessica says:

      I have definitely had those moments. I wasn’t thinking of them in particular but I like that you drew that from them. That’s awesome!
      I’ve had moments when I’ve woken up and thought I was in another room or someplace else and it was very vivid. Dreams astound me. They are astonishing and mysterious and wonderful sometimes. 🙂

      • lrconsiderer says:

        Yes – I’ve had some INCREDIBLE dreams (just not recently, though they *have* been vivid…) and I know what you mean about that confusion between sleep and awake where you feel lost. I’m not keen on it, and it leaves me very disoriented.

  4. Dawn D says:

    They are all beautiful! I don’t have much time to comment (after all, I AM on holiday!) but wanted to let you know they all touched me in one way or another!

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