Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 16
Written for Day 16 of A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017:
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Write a poem on the theme of “echo”. Any length.
Poetry Poetry – Echo
I listen to the laughter
it echoes in my mind
a memory long gone by
that lives in my heart
translated to cheers
for joy and happiness
such a sweet sound
enriching my body
Echo is to the ear what recollection is to the mind; each brings back the past, restores lost enjoyment, augments our satisfaction, and enriches our mental store. The man of mind has memory’s echo ever at command; his tongue can, after a lapse of time, recover again sweet sounds; his declamation can revive eloquence of another age; the books which he has perused with attention, live fresh in his remembrance, and, like echo, speak to him invisibly, and present themselves again to his view.
— Bow Bells: A Weekly Magazine of Original Literature, Vol. 18, February 12, 1873