Apr 16, 2009

Poem #15 and #16, PAD Challenge 2009

Prompt #15 is to alter a favorite poem's title and use that title to write a new poem.

I chose The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost and changed it to this:

The Onion Not Eaten

I strolled by the farm stand,
picking through the bins,
tossed aside unripened bananas,
tomatoes, and mangoes.

The wind was missing,
but the sun beat down heavily
my shoulders sweat and slump
beneath the weight of my basket.

It’s filled to the brim with great finds
from strawberries to spinach leaves.
The onions are missing,
The bin is empty.

The recipe calls for onion,
I cry, but only silence replies.
The sun has fallen behind,
and I’ve run out of patience.

I walk back to my car with full
basket, tossing it in the trunk.
At home, the recipe suffers
Not.

Prompt #16 is to pick a color, write a poem inspired by that color, and use the color as your title.

Yellow

Streaks across the windowpane
bolts of lightning
shifted right and left,
pursued.
The canary escaped from its cage.
Free.

What did you write today?

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5 comments:

Anna said...

The Onion Not Eaten--LOL! Now that's creative. I like that I actually could see the farm stand.

In Yellow, I like the mix of images. Lightning and a freed canary. Interesting.

I think you're doing a great job with these.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

Lol, thanks for continuing to read these! I appreciate it.

Ladytink_534 said...

Lol, the onion not eaten? Interesting choice but you did a really great job!

Serena said...

LadyTink: I'm glad you enjoyed this one.

Rebecca :) said...

This is one of my favorites so far, Serena!