By Heart prompted a memory from the far distant past. What could I recite by heart & why? In the early 1960’s I went to a school district function for poetry interpretation. I still can recite the entire poem: Opportunity by Edward Rowland Sill, link below. It struck my fancy then & still does.
“This I beheld or dreamed it in a dream
A cloud of dust spread across the plain
and underneath the cloud, or in it
raged a furious battle…”