As children we had to recite the times tables
and I used to recite poetry at family functions

Although half forgotten we can recall
those things we learnt by rote for recital

They may not be filed at the front of our memory
but are buried within to be reignited by triggers

A line, a name, a question something brings it to
the fore and we can recite it completely once more

daily prompt: Recite –  what can you recite from memory ..