Thursday, November 8, 2012

This Could Not Be

Finally. Below is my response to a dead poet's poem for Daniel Ari's prompt at Poem-a-Day. The poem I chose was:


Prakrit
Collected by King Hala
From The Gathasaptasati

Those Women

Those women
who can see their lovers
in dreams
are lucky

but without him,
sleep won’t come
so who can dream

*****

This is my response:

This Could Not Be

Dear Women, It’s simple.
If lovers have not stirred
dreams for the sleepless,
they have not earned the right
to sleep with thee.

*****

Off to bed. ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz . . .





2 comments:

  1. I'm glad to hear that! Especially since I felt stressed about this prompt and felt I didn't do it justice. (But tomorrow is another opportunity for better poeming.)
    Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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