Writing Poetry From Random Words

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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10 Responses

  1. Lizzi says:

    Hehehe you are weird and wonderful and these are awesome!

    • Jesi says:

      Well fudge cookies! I thought I would be able to keep the weird hidden. *le sigh* Guess it’s time for me to come out of the closet. Hi. My name is Jesi, and I am weird.

      • Lizzi says:

        *snorks* I was weird anyway so I have nothing new to admit 😉 <3

        • Jesi says:

          Which is why we were drawn to each other, I’m sure. 😉

          • Lizzi says:

            Definitely. Isn’t there some quote floating around about letting your weird hang out, and the people who come and be weird with you are your tribe? 🙂

            • Jesi says:

              “When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with cries of “me too!” be sure to cherish them. Because those weirdos are your tribe.” Yep. Love it.
              But this may be my favorite:
              “It is nice to find your tribe, or actually, what happens is your tribe finds you; and you are so happy.” ~Lucille Clifton.

  2. bobcabkings says:

    They are both delightful. When the going gets weird, the weird thrive. It was fun contributing some words.

    • Jesi says:

      Thank you for contributing, sir. It was fun trying to figure out a way to do justice to the poem with the words given. 🙂

  1. August 4, 2016

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