OctPoWriMo,  OctPoWriMo 2015,  Poetry

Writing Cinematically

OctPoWriMo Day 2-write cinematically.

An interesting concept for me. Pick your favorite movie or video, mute it and pay close attention to a scene. Then write a poem in that way. Truth is, I’m not certain I have a favorite movie. I honestly cannot come up with my favorite. There are so many that I love and a few that I watch over and over again. So what to do?

I chose to write about a particular scene that moved me recently. Sir Ian McKellen is one of his generation’s finest actors, and I recently watched his 2008 performance of King Lear. There is nothing about that version that did not move me really, but his end performance with Romola Garai had me sobbing terribly. So I wrote my poem about that. I wanted to get into Lear at that moment. What thoughts might have gone through his head in his grief, the ones he thought of and the ones he voiced aloud? I do not claim to have done any kind of justice to this. Sir Ian McKellen’s performance was fantastic and I encourage you to watch it.

xo Jesi

 

What Comes of a Dragon’s Wrath

By Jesi Scott

 

Here is her body in my arms,

Soft, hair smelling of the wind and the grass,

Her arms limp as I carry her

And lay her gently down to sleep.

My lovely one,

So kind and tender her care of me

When all others drove me mad,

Left me to die with fools for friends.

But her love brought her back to me

After I sent her away,

And she found me and saved me from mortal hell.

Now to kiss her forehead one last time,

Undo the button at her swelling, purpling neck;

-she’s gone forever!

she’s dead as earth-

Now to lie beside her lifeless body here

On the cold, hard bed I made

And follow her into that endless night.

 

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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