365 Writing Prompt: Earworm

Write whatever you normally write about, and weave in a book quote, or song, lyric that’s been sticking with you this week.

I normally think about poets and their poetry. This morning I was thinking about the little boy who was told by his father not to leave the deck  before he returns.

The poem was titled,”Casabianca” by Felicia Hemans.

I remember we had to memorize this poem and recite in front of our class. This was one of my favorite poems, I loved the rhyming and more so the story of the faithful son who did not leave the deck without his father’s permission.It is a sad poem but I admire the boy’s determination to stay and not leave even though the deck was burning.

The verse I liked the best is:

And shouted but once more aloud,

“My father must I stay Stay?”

While o’er him fast , through sail and shroud

The wreathing fires made way.


4 thoughts on “365 Writing Prompt: Earworm

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this post about something I love…poetry. I have found poetry, all my life, to often be a source of spiritual renewal.

    All good wishes,


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