Hello, Everyone! It’s Merril at the bar today. Welcome to Tuesday Poetics! Today we’re going to echo, echo, echo.
(And at the risk of echoing myself, I apologize again about being so behind on reading other dVerse poets. I’ve been a bit overwhelmed with both work and family lately. I will read all responses to this prompt!)
We usually think of an echo as a sound, but thoughts and memories echo, too. Christina Rossetti’s poem, “Echo,” is about memories echoing. She also repeats words so that they echo throughout the poem.
In another use of the word “echo,” John Porch’s villanelle, “Echo,” retells the myth of Echo and Narcissus. Again, the repetition of the villanelle form creates a sort of echo.
For those who love science and poetry or poetry about science—you might think about space. According to scientists, stars echo in light. That is incredibly poetic to me.
And science is full of echoes—there is also echolocation used by animals, such as bats and dolphins, and an echocardiogram that uses sound echoes to get pictures of the heart.
So, for today’s Poetics challenge, I’d like you to write something about echoes. You can write actual echo poetry—where you repeat the end word or syllable or echo sounds.
OR—you can write a poem about some sort of actual echoes.
OR –you write about the myth of Echo.
OR—you can combine any or all of these.
If you are new, here’s how to join in:
*Write a poem (in any form) in response to the challenge. It must either have echoing words or sounds, or be about echoes.
*You will find links to other poets and more will join, so check back later to read their poems.
*Read and comment on other poets’ work–we all come here to have our poems read.
*Please link back to dVerse from your site/blog.