Poetry Friday: No Regrets

Margaret gave the Inklings their challenge for this month: “Choose a quote that speaks to you. Write a poem that responds to the quote. The words can be used as a golden shovel or throughout the poem or as an epigraph.”

I cheated just a little. I found a poem that I wrote back in June of 2021, just after retirement, and then went looking for a quote that fit with it as an epigraph.

Here’s how the rest of the Inklings interpreted Margaret’s challenge:

Linda@A Word Edgewise
Heidi @my juicy little universe
Molly@Nix the Comfort Zone
Catherine@Reading to the Core
Margaret@Reflections on the Teche

Kat has this week’s Poetry Friday Roundup at Kathryn Apel.

The photo for today’s post is via Unsplash.

18 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: No Regrets”

  1. Twain’s quote and your poem are words to live by, Mary Lee.
    (If only I could get over my blooming love of puns…regret me not. 😉 )

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  2. ooooh! I love it when you cheat. I cheated too 🙂 I had a quote all picked out and the new poem just wouldn’t come to me. I think my brain is on overload. So, I found an old poem from last summer and matched it up with a quote. I love how short this poem is but covers so much from tender detail of cats in the morning to the span of a life. It does make me smile … and want to copy the idea of this. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Mary Lee, what a no regrets poem you wrote when you retired. I wonder if you can answer some of those questions yet. You have chosen a great epigraph to go with it. Blessings as you continue your lovely retirement.


  4. Mary Lee, the quote you chose to accompany your poem is a wonderful match. I did not expect the last line. So many friends have passed away in the past few years.


  5. Regret is something I’ve spent a fair amount of time pondering lately and trying to avoid. I love how you tweaked the prompt guidelines to fit your needs/wants. No regrets, right? Also, this is a great form!


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