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call and response poems with jill, 2

June 25, 2010

My exchange with Jill continues! Here is what her “Consider your daughters: A Zombie fable” inspired (the title is a line from Jill’s poem):



Only after writing it, did I realize that I’d already written about talking in sleep. Just a few days ago as you can see by this digest of the poems in chronological order (Sheesh! For a while I was stuck on the weather, and now, I’m stuck on sleep):

Phillips Road series, June 13, by Carolee
You think your clover are sad? by Jill
Zombies talk in their sleep by Carolee
Consider your daughters: A Zombie fable by Jill

  1. June 25, 2010 2:32 pm

    years ago a friend said her boyfriend told her she said in her sleep “French sheets” in a plaintive voice, which became a running gag among our group of friends at the time. Some time after that I used “French sheets” in a poem as if they are a real thing — they aren’t, are they?

    • June 25, 2010 3:27 pm

      sadly, both my cultural education (Europe) and my domestic education (linens) are lacking, so i don’t know. 🙂

  2. June 25, 2010 4:53 pm

    This is wonderful, Carolee.

    (I know, I know, that’s what I always say. But if you want variety, write some other kind of poem!)

  3. June 29, 2010 12:48 am

    Love this one so much.

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