It's Thursday! Time to pony up your poems for our next round of patchwork poetry.
But wait! This time around, we're doing something a little different. This week, instead of offering up one of our own poems, we're going to provide a link to one of your favorite poems by another poet!
Beware the copyright goblins! Please don't post a poem that is not already in the public domain. There are many, many wonderful sites, inlcuding author's own web sites, where you can find a poem. Check out Poetry Magazine, Writer's Almanac, poemhunter, Poetry Foundation, Poets.org, the list goes on. Just be sure the poem you link us to is already in the public domain!
* An important note on form. There should not be any of your own words in patchwork poems, or centos.
While altering tenses and omitting such words as "but," "and," "is," even changing "I" to "me," or "he," to "she" is ok, putting your own words into a patchwork poem is not.
Patchwork poetry uses full lines of other poet's poetry. Please try your best to adhere to this when you are doing work with the poems offered here. The purpose of this project is not to use other poet's poetry to jump start your own poems.
Again, please use only the lines offered by other poets. Or, in this week's project, the full lines of "famous" poets. (Of course, fame is subjective!).
I am anxious to see what everyone's favorite poem is. Have fun, and be sure to credit your many muses! (I always want to write "Be sure to drink your ovaltine" when I start that sentence. Anyone seen The Christmas Story?)