OctPoWriMo OctPoWriMo 2015 Poetry

When A Joke Becomes A Serious Thing

I’m not even going to try and explain today’s poetry prompt. Click the link and go read about it. All I can say is Billy Collins has a wicked sense of humor, and yes, I did the prompt. Well, except for the subject but I’m not sure there is a subject. Instead, we had to write in a poetic form, a Paradelle. Just click the link…it’ll explain it. Needless, to say I found it challenging and fun. And I hope I got all the words.

Jesi

Stolen

By Jesi Scott

 

There is a place quiet and calm

There is a place quiet and calm

Where slumber brings peaceful dreams

Where slumber brings peaceful dreams

And quiet slumber, there is a peaceful place

where calm brings dreams.

 

Softly, tears fall from my eyes

Softly, tears fall from my eyes

As love vanishes with the waning night

As love vanishes with the waning night

Fall love as from waning eyes

Vanishes my tears softly with the night.

 

Then cut out my bleeding heart,

Then cut out my bleeding heart,

For thieves will steal hopeful dreams

For thieves will steal hopeful dreams

Then steal bleeding dreams for hopeful thieves

Will out cut my heart.

 

For there my heart is cut, bleeding,

Tears fall; where night thieves with

Quiet eyes will softly steal my peaceful dreams,

And slumber. Then hopeful love vanishes

And, as from calm, the place

Brings out waning dreams.

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.

9 Replies to “When A Joke Becomes A Serious Thing

  1. I was also worried about this form, but it turned out so well. And yours, Dear Jesi is stellar! Just stellar!! Thank you for sharing and for being who you are.

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