Thursday, February 22, 2018

DMC: "An Epitaph for My Epitaph" by Rebekah Hoeft




AN EPITAPH FOR MY EPITAPH

'Tis gone too soon; you'll never quote it.
The truth, 'tis sad: I never wrote it.
 
© 2018 Rebekah Hoeft. All rights reserved.
 
 
Click HERE to read this month's interview with J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen. They have challenged us to write an epitaph poem—a funny or clever verse that might appear on your chosen subject's tombstone.

Post your poem on our February 2018 padlet. While some contributions will be featured as daily ditties this month, all contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration tomorrow, Friday, February 23rd, and one lucky participant will win a copy of their morbidly humorous collection from Charlesbridge:

 




19 comments:

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    1. Thank you! I second-guess myself on funny so I'm glad you liked it!

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  2. You're too funny, Bekah! I bet you knew I was saving this for today. :) What a great way to end this month's parade of daily ditties.

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    1. :) A nice surprise--am happy to be included!

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  3. Mother, teacher, Christian -
    in so many things proficient -
    alas, Rebekah finds herself
    epitaph deficient.

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    1. HAHA! If only those first two lines were true!
      Thanks for the poem--well done!

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  4. HAHAHA! Yes, well done! Or... not done? ;0)

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    1. HA! Yes. Done, I guess. Very confusing.
      Thank you. I think?!
      :)

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  5. Oh, Rebekah--the thought of that made me so sad, so I just HAD to finish it up!

    Forgive me....Jane Yolen


    Though, if I had--not writ in water,
    But on hard stone, just like I ought'a.

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    1. :)
      We were talking in class yesterday about the word 'steadfast'
      This would be a great example!

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    2. Because now I can't stop...

      My epitaph once etched in stone
      will fade like sinew blood and bone.
      What's written here, it matters not
      but where's hereafter's parkin' spot.

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    3. I think you and epitaph poems were made for each other, Rebekah. One might even say a match made in Heaven. ;)

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  6. This was great and a perfect way to end the daily ditties! I love the poetic responses as well.

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