NaPoWriMo: Day 23 (Response to a Poem)


Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: 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, or it could be a more formal poetic response to the argument or ideas raised in another poem. 

I can still picture the book cover, feel the rough pages, and remember the smell. He didn’t even need to open it.

Midnight Son

Thank you, Mr. Service
For weaving tales
Of Arctic trails
And giving me
The childhood memory
Of my father reciting 
The Cremation of Sam McGee



Read it again on (yes, I do get paid/read): Day 23

Thanks to everyone who purchase my book during the sale! Your ongoing support is appreciated.

Still chock full o’ great stories!

Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of four books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and PicturesJourneys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories, and The View from Here, a science fiction novella to be released in March 2022.

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