The Echo

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

The Echo is a poem written by Arthur Conan Doyle first published in the collected volume Songs of the Road on 16 march 1911.


The Echo

(After Heine)

Through the lonely mountain land
There rode a cavalier.
"Oh ride I to my darling's arms,
Or to the grave so drear?"
The Echo answered clear,
"The grave so drear."

So onward rode the cavalier
And clouded was his brow.
"If now my hour be truly come,
Ah well, it must be now!"
The Echo answered low,
"It must be now."