The glittering lake

beckons a face to 

find the forbidden 

reflection, the one

heretofore hidden for

his own protection; so,

Narcissus, convinced

that who he sees is

other than himself, 

becomes enamoured of

the hydrous wonder, 

yet no amount of

genuflection ever moves

the inimical reflection,

and the youth, spurned, 

dies of a broken heart;

an artful plan of revenge

by Nemesis, to avenge 

the rejection of Echo

by Narcissus, who now rests

serenely as a daffodil

of white and yellow

in nature's mellow

embrace of forgiveness. 

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Holden Moncrieff

Wed 23rd Jun 2021 01:49

Thank you so much Brenda, I really appreciate it 😊.

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Brenda Wells

Tue 22nd Jun 2021 18:36

I really enjoyed the rhythm of this piece and the opportunity occasionally for a very gentle rhyme. Thank you

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