Day 23. Write a poem that responds, in some way, to another. This could be as simple as using a line or image from another poem as a jumping-off point.
*“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness.
It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”
and I bent
was colored with praise.
in sacred presence
I beheld their gaze
and in the silence
that knew my pain,
and was born-again!
*I wrote this in response to Mary Oliver’s poem “the uses of sorrow”
for there are so many…