Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Psyche and other poems by Jennifer Jo Fay

Today I am going to share a few of my older poems.  I need to type these up.
I think these are all from 2003.  Quite a long time ago.

Of course these are all done before I knew about rhythm and meter, and I think they need to stay as is.  But I did find myself changing a few words here and there to make it better.


Ideas come from somewhere
from the psyche
ideas evolve from
and my psyche runs deep.
It has been this way
since college days.
Those art school years
have made a deep impact
on my life and are so grateful
to have had that experience.
It has brought me to a more
spiritual self....
willingness to try new things,
explore my creativity to
its full capacity.
Always aware there are
new discoveries around a corner
and new possibilities
about art, writing and what
my perception can do for me.
Psyche is endless time churning, churning, churning.

Jennifer Jo Fay

On Creativity

Designs are an endless sky,
the moon and the precious earth.
As long as I'm alive
to grab it,
the patterns are everlasting.
And there will always be flowers
in memory of my wonderful mom.

Jennifer Jo Fay

May 1, 2003

Red Wings Upon Dampness of Day

Red cardinal appears
upon the crab apple tree
after the morning rain.
Redness is brilliant
his song so sweet.
Like a photograph,
he is gone in a snap.
Blue platy-codon  flower lingers
in the soft morning light.
Greenish are the leaves,
fresh and full,
as raindrops rest on
silky soft petals.
The sun has not yet dried them.
Dark blue purple veins,
show their gorgeous design
as the light makes them transparent
against the dark backdrop.
It is morning in Vermont
with lots of birds taking flight
as Sean and I look out our
large dining room window
at what is spread out before us.

Jennifer Jo Fay

May 1, 2003


  1. Hi your poems moves from the internal to the external. I see a flow of inner wonder to the amazement and wonder of the world around you. You more or less solidify your existence by putting yourself and Sean in the poem.
    Its nice and I like them... even without rhyme.

  2. Hi Jillian, Thank-you very much. You have good perspective. Sometimes it's difficult to understand or decipher our poetry. I did go to your blog too and am following it. I like it. I had someone at Triond tell me earlier this year that even though my poems didn't rhyme it still had to have meter and rhythm. So, I have a few newer ones where I have been practicing that. But in my mind it,s all good. If it shows emotion and tells a story, it's good in my book.