Thanks, NaPoWriMo, for making my poem one of the featured poems yesterday. The NaPoWriMo prompt today was to write a poem that responds, in some way, to another poem.
I chose “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost. Here is my poem. A link to his original is given below my poem. It is the first and only time, I think, that I’ll get top billing over Robert Frost!
Stopping by Robert Frost on an Early Morning
Whose poem this is I think I know,
yet know not where I’m going to go,
so glad I am that he won’t see
my page fill up with parody.
My next-door neighbors must think it queer
at six o’clock I’m in full gear
here on my perch above the lake,
dispelling darkness, this poem to make.
I jog my mind to try to shake
some fruitful thoughts out, then I take
and peel the gatherings of my mind
to seek the flesh within the rind.
This creative state lies deep
between consciousness and sleep.
Each day our rendezvous I keep,
then share the poems that I reap.