Tuesday, April 26, 2016

DMC: "In the mountains" by Jone Rush MacCulloch

From Jone:
Since it’s “Take-A-Line” Tuesday, I borrow this from Marilyn Singer’s poem, “Narcissus and Echo”, “Leave me, foolish pursuer.”

In the mountains
I lift my head and yell
to the sky,
Leave me,
Foolish pursuer.

I listen for the echo.

I listen for the echo.
Foolish pursuer,
Leave me

to the sky.
I lift my head and yell
in the mountains.

© 2016 Jone Rush MacCulloch. All rights reserved.

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  1. I love the mood you've created here, Jone. And so many layers of echo! The poem is about an echo, you use an echoing form, and it also echoes Marilyn's poem by borrowing one of her lines! Nicely done!

    1. Thanks. Love the opportunity to share my work.

  2. Well done, Jone. I love the two parts, both add new ideas to the topic.

  3. This is lovely. I really like this form and the mood you have created here.