The doomed nymph

The doomed nymph

A Poem by Lale
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I've been thinking about Echo's tragic story for some time. Thank you Jacob for the inspiration.

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Shall you not remember
the beauty of thine voice


Retelling one's thought
and yours fade away


Seeking unfulfilled love
that was doomed to bloom


An endless wait for tomorrow
but tomorrow never came


Poor Echo, lover of the void
when is it time to let go?


© 2020 Lale


Author's Note

Lale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCpVw08WBK0

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I love reading poems that inspire other poets, so it was fun to follow your trail with Jacob on this one. Having grown up with a severely narcissistic father (when you use your own toddler-age children to satisfy your sexual urges, to me, that's the height of demanding one's own reflection from others), your poem reminds me of how difficult it was & how many years it took for me to STOP being his mirror, in so many ways beyond the sexual abuse, long after it ended, but his pervasiveness was insinuated into every aspect of my thinking, like I was brainwashed to be his slave. Your poem is very sympathetic to those who continue to allow themselves to be abused (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lale

1 Year Ago

It takes a lot of courage to talk about this. You're very strong, dear Margie. I’m sorry this happ.. read more
barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Thank you. My healing feels so complete, I just think of this as another interesting part of my life.. read more
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Lines so precise so can carved into ancient marble of Greek theatre . You manage to keep focus on theme and mood. Silently i closed my eyes and imagine moving pictures made by your words well done.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lale

1 Year Ago

aaah Prometheus was saved by Heracles.
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1 Year Ago

Save someone that's great act of humanity. Maybe that's should we learn from mythology . Thanks for.. read more
Lale

1 Year Ago

you're welcome (:
Some, can never let go. I find that tragic, for they will never find happiness. I loved the Chinese music. It's been a while since I was in Beijing. Thank you Lale.

Chris

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lale

1 Year Ago

I know.. so tragic.. poor Echo... talkativeness was her curse. Glad you enjoyed the music. I love Tr.. read more
Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Good to read you.


there is a distinct beauty here... and I see what you mean ..

Neville

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lale

1 Year Ago

Aww that's a nice thing to say..
I hope someday I write my own poetry book. There is still a.. read more
Neville

1 Year Ago


I am sure you will.. the trick is to never give up.. my third book will be published in the .. read more
Lale

1 Year Ago

Congratulations, I am sure it will be a success.
This is really great.....

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lale

1 Year Ago

Thank you Allie for visiting. :))
light and ashes

1 Year Ago

You're welcome :)
memories like echoes keep coming back...but somehow they don't sound exactly the same.
I inspired this? Wow...not sure how...but I flattered that such a write I might have done a tad bit to help.
I am hearing voices.

j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lale

1 Year Ago

After reading "Allure," I thought about the story of Echo and Narcissus and how underrated her part .. read more

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