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Dispassionate her breath a promise made
Echo: Maid
Combed woodlands cold to hunt for prey
Echo: Pray

Soon she found some off-course at night
Echo: Knight
On a path where men with maidens meet
Echo: Meat

Their cries were drowned on desolate sea
Echo: See
She-devil on the prowl had heart of steel
Echo: Steal

The tales traveling north loitered on stairs
Echo: Stare
Spills dolor and dread thru sound and sight
Echo: Site

A word of caution to the wise who mourn
Echo: Morn
Dare depart not dead with hate and scorn
Echo: born

Halloween where ghouls and spirits reel
Echo: Real
Near brume and shadows moan and wait
Echo: Weight


Photo credits: Live Science

Form: Echo Verse

Posted for Poetics @ dVerse Pub

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For my prompt “A million years howl when voices whisper
among the trees – Halloween Special on Friday 8 am EDT

Poems written on Prompt Nights 

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Comments

  1. De Jackson says:

    Oh! I like this echo effect! Great response to the prompt!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, De ❤️ so glad you liked it 😀

  2. lillian says:

    Clever to present the homophone in an echo.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Lillian 🙂 good to see you ❤️

  3. Brian says:

    The echo of the ghost’s cold breath. Well done, quite spooky.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Brian 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  4. Victoria says:

    What a great idea to use the echo form…it so lends itself to the prompt. And still you were able to pull off a story.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Victoria 😀 so glad you liked the idea ❤️

  5. barbara says:

    Oh, Sanaa, I love this poem! It’s spooky and just right for Halloween. The echo part I don’t think I’ve seen anything like it, and it is awesome! 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Barbara 😀 so nice to see you ❤️

  6. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    A great idea to use the echo… love it.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 🙂 good to see you ❤️

  7. Oh this is so gorgeously spooky and romantic, Sanaa. I love the echo effect and the choice of illustration. Will there be more spooky poems leading up to Halloween?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😀 good to see you ❤️ Yes there just might be 😉

  8. Vijita says:

    This is fantastic, Sanaa… a great idea (the echo effect!!), well implemented..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vijita 🙂 so nice to see you ❤️

  9. kaykuala h says:

    Wonderful echo verse, Sanaa! Perfect with nature of homophones!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Hank 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  10. oh this is spooky and fantastic…..excellent!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sreeja 😀 good to see you ❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, erbiage ❤️

  11. Ellecee says:

    The perfect sounds and rhythm for Halloween,,a cruel character, she,,

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ellecee ❤️ so glad you liked it 😀

  12. Old Egg says:

    Eerily haunting and with a sense of foreboding. It is always good to see experimental work like this that really works!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  13. gillena says:

    Awesome write Sanaa, i always luv your craft in the echo form

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena ❤️ good to see you 😀

  14. Jae Rose says:

    The call and answer works very well – let’s hope she likes what she hears

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Jae ❤️

  15. Gina says:

    That was SOOOO clever!!! …and creepily cool 😀 XXX

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gina 😀 good to see you ❤️

  16. Rommy says:

    The atmosphere in this is really helped by the wonderful inventiveness of the echo motif.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rommy ❤️ so glad you liked it 😀

  17. The echo effect complements your words beautifully, and also creates that eerie image. Fine writing!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Khaya ❤️ so glad you liked it 😀

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