The Poem A Day for Day #13 is to be prepared in the Echo Poem form. The word prompt if needed is ‘dense’.
“Echo verse, a type of verse in which repetition of the end of a line or stanza imitates an echo. The repetition usually constitutes the entire following line and changes the meaning of the part being repeated. This device was popular in the 16th and 17th centuries in France, England, and Italy, particularly in pastoral poetry and drama. The best-known examples are George Herbert’s poem “Heaven” and Jonathan Swift’s “A Gentle Echo on Woman.”
Naturally with instructions as clear as this (thanks Milkwood), I had to look up what are these words used by Swift called. Turns out, these are called homophones. No, really. I’m not kidding…
Home On Phone, the Homophones Echo by Michael Romani Dense as I am, I needed some advice But I wouldn't advise Ever asking another to truly accept Well then that is for except For the fact that missing this might affect My expectations in writing and that's effect I called in to find where it led Feeling like the remnant of too much lead Then again and here too All I needed was an echo or two Not really as hard as it seems Once you tear through the seams It turned out that I had little to lose And after some sleep, I felt a little loose I wasn't sure if it was maybe whether I feeling a bit under the weather Or, what it was as it were But, like other poets if we're Fully prepared all ready Then I was too, darn it already Assuredly, we'd be all right Everything is quiet alright There in the echoes that I'd mined Somewhere in the laughter of my mind (c) February 17, 2019 Michael Romani All Rights Reserved