No Immunity

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Day 15
“Serendipity and a Poet” (posted by Gillena)

Read three poems by François Villon
CHOOSE: one that you like and,
DISTIL: from one of them, a quote.
CONSTRUCT: based on your understanding or appreciation of the quote, a new poem, using any Poetry form you choose.
PLEASE: stay within 100 words.
SHARE: and add a link to the Villon poem you chose.
PREFACE: your newly written poem, with your quote and with credit given to François Villon
READ the poems of fellow poets in the linky.

“What though the beauty I love and serve be cheap,
ought you to take me for a beast or fool?”

Begging on the gray streets.
in Winter’s witchy chill
at mercy of wretched or dastardly cheats.
Why do you bear her such ill will
when she has chosen a profession
that allows for food and roof?
Though you might consider it to be
a transgression, if not for for fortune,
that might be your truth.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to No Immunity

  1. Nan Mykel says:

    Clever! Good choice.


  2. “There but for the grace…” Yes. And you chose a wonderful quote.


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