Themselves alone

Despite the fact
that Echo was the
perfect mirror
of her lovely voice,
singing praise,

Narcissus only fell
in love with mirrors
that could echo
pictures of himself.

And so in vain
their perfect match
was doomed
and thus for them
remained themselves
     alone.


Echo and Narcissus by John William Waterhouse

A second Quadrille bringing in myth for De at dVerse.

May 8, 2017

18 responses to “Themselves alone

  1. That really was a long, sad loneliness. This telling is so simple, it resonates. Well done, Bjorn. Hey hope you are feeling (and seeing) better!

  2. An interesting perspective. I never thought of an echo as a kind of mirroring before, but of course it is. Yes, it was a sad story.

  3. I looked up Zeus, Hera, Echo and Narcissus. I think Paul’s earlier quadrille referencing Juno (Hera) makes sense now in this context. She probably could not have got Narcissus to take attention off of himself even if she could speak freely.

  4. Oh this is absolutely fabulous!❤️ I love how an echo can act as a type of mirroring effect 🙂

  5. We need to love ourselves. But when self-love becomes a madness that allows us to care for nothing other than ourselves, well… that kind of damaged loving create rather powerful loneliness.

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