"It's my favorite poem" - she said,
Weep You No More, Sad Fountains
the name rings in my ear
Why do they cry - Does she?
Is that why it speaks to her?
She didn't choose a sonnet or EE Cummings
"In just Spring..."
No rose by another name or Goat-footed
What's it about?
I should read it, this weeping fountain
Poetry is part of you - it's who you are
So who is she? Who am I?
Where are we going?
In just spring - when the world is
puddlewonderful and the roses smell
the goat-footed balloonman by another
Weep you no more, sad fountains
J. Eutaw Sharpton Dec. 10, 2003
(with apologies to William Shakespeare and e.e. cummings)