Smitten

Frank Dicksee- Wikimedia Commons

And I say to you there is no truer truth
than a love that withstands the ravages of life,
for a heart that loves in trying times is the truest of them all

And he who possesses a brave heart, with a warrior’s spirit fights
the noble fight with savage might to strike, to smite
those hateful enemies trying to extinguish his true love’s light
but they will not win for his loyalty will shine on into eternity
And she, loved by him, her ever faithful mighty knight
will be forever smitten with him as he fights for her with fervency

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Polyptoton

27 Comments on “Smitten

  1. There are many polyptotons here based on true, smitten, love, heart and perhaps some I missed. The repetition has a rhythmic effect of its own, but your poetry is also melodic on its own. I like your presentation of the smitten, faithful, mighty knight.

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  2. You were very clever with your use of polyptotons. I loved your foray back into the days of knighthood and lists, when love and honor were top of the heap.

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  3. excellent use of the device. I especially like those last two lines. And, if truth be told, I’ve always been smitten with the word “smitten” 🙂

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  4. Love the opening and its classical old-English style, could be 1819 1919 or 2019
    ‘And I say to you there is no truer truth
    than a love that withstands the ravages of life,
    for a heart that loves in trying times is the truest of them all’

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