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Echoes And Memories

Unfurled you filled the house in a way I wasn’t expecting.

I kept finding you in new places

like under the edge of a lampshade,

between the folds of curtains,

inside the grain of the floorboards.

Places I’d never seen you go became mementos of you.

Snapshots you couldn’t be cut out of.

When your smile found its way between the spines of two books

I turned the shelving to firewood and places the offending volumes

at either end of the house.

It didn’t help.

You still echoed in the chimney when the wind blew just right.

Daily Prompt: Unfurl

This entry was posted in: Poetry


Carol Forrester is a twenty-four year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.


  1. Sunra Rainz says

    I love the sentiment of this poem, I think a lot of people can relate to the poignant nostalgia of missing someone who’s no longer there. You captured it in a beautiful painful way.

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