Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

Over ten years ago, I wrote a poem imitating William Carlos Williams’s This Is Just To Say to read in a local poetry reading.

Just To Tell You

I paw
the catnip
that was growing in
the garden

and while you were going to
dry 
for hot tea-

Swat me!
It's leaves were bewitching 
so aromatic
and so subtle.