Poem of the Day: Weep You No More...

"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
Baloonman

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
as sweet
the goat-footed balloonman by another
name whispers
Weep you no more, sad fountains

J. Eutaw Sharpton Dec. 10, 2003
 (with apologies to William Shakespeare and e.e. cummings)