Weekend Showcase : Kelly Letky (Poet)

1 Aug


Every Friday, 1 creative, letting their work speak for itself.


Kelly Letky





the sun rose again this morning

and i wanted to pluck it from the sky
hold it in the palm of my hand

give it a rest

i wanted to run to the edge of the ocean
drop it in
hear the sizzle of forever and always
burn away with so much steam

i wanted to stand in the darkness
just for a moment
and listen to the winds of eternity
straining hard to hear the blackest answer

of course
i was afraid

of course
i was appalled

of course
i was embarrassed

by the stain of my humanity
dripping through the stones
into the soil

roots of truth
i can never wash away

but the sun kept climbing
and i kept laughing

and together

we forged a new day





Kelly Letky is a freelance graphic artist, poet, jewelry designer, photographer, writer, wife, mother, sister, daughter, crazy cat lady, friend, runner, knitter and gardener, not necessarily in that order.

She writes at www.mrsmediocrity.com www.thebluemuse.com and lives with her husband, three cats and one dog in the rural countryside of Farmington, NY.


5 Responses to “Weekend Showcase : Kelly Letky (Poet)”

  1. sarah August 1, 2014 at 9:40 pm #

    I’ve enjoyed Kelly’s poetry for a long time now. She has a unique, charming voice and a lovely spirit.

    • ArtiPeeps August 3, 2014 at 7:41 pm #

      I completely agree. I think there’s also a really interesting juxtaposition of beauty and unquiet within Kelly’s work that is really intriguing. Thank you for commenting. Much appreciated! All good wishes, Nicky

      • MichaelDouglas Jones (@MJonesStudio) August 4, 2014 at 7:11 pm #

        That is well put @ArtiPeeps . Kelly’s poetry moves along the edge of beauty, reaching for silence, but not afraid to touch the darkness beyond it. She is a favorite of mine.

      • kelly August 5, 2014 at 10:28 am #

        And thanks to you both as well, Nicky and Michael… I am intrigued by your comments, and love the notion of unquiet. Perhaps it is exactly that keeps me reaching for silence. xoxo

    • kelly August 5, 2014 at 10:20 am #

      Thanks ever so much, Sarah!

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