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Diomedes attacks

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© G.V. 09-25-2013, All Rights Reserved
Anapestic Definition
[adj] (of a metric foot) characterized by two short syllables followed by a long one
A three syllable foot made of two unstressed syllables followed by one stressed syllable
Special thanks offered to Reason A. Poteet for the inspiration.


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Diomedes attacks


Diomedes attacks

Diomedes attacks and the Trojans recurve
black his panoply's crest, undulates on his gear
where the less brave of foes will disorderly swerve
by Athena he's blessed and she ushers his spear.

Does his bravery dare to confront mighty Gods
and acclaim his immortal Olympian soul?
through victorious fights, he received accolades,
'tis the ultimate scope and the hero's first goal.

Aphrodite and Ares, he injured in vain
thus was driven away from his Dorian realm
on Apoulian ground, and established new reign
the Argive, more sagacious restrengthens his helm.

© 09-25-2013, G.V., All rights reserved
(Anapestic Tetrameter)

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  1. Date: 10/1/2013 3:16:00 PM
    An excellent poem with an an apestic termameter i do not dare to try..not yet at least.I love the way you captured my thoughts with this greek mythology transformed in your verse..Bravissimo

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 12:17:00 AM
    Kalimera Giorgio. I would have never guessed you are Greek. Very powerful piece... Has the epic rhythm and flow that is fit forthe hero Good morning and have a nice month. Kalo mina, as we say. Archontoula

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 10:56:00 AM
    Nicely written and well expressed, thanks for sharing your work and for commenting on mine also.

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 8:01:00 AM
    Brilliant !! Easy to visualize and feel. Greek mythology ? I was fascinated with both Greek and Roman history whilst visiting Italy and Greece.

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 5:47:00 PM
    Meter on..Enjoyed reading this one..Oh!! Anapestic tetrameter..shoe, shoe, boot..Ha!! Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 8:38:00 AM
    Georgio, you've inspired me to try an anapestic poem--hope I don't screw it up too badly! Like I said below this is a great crafting of form and history.

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 5:10:00 AM
    I', awed by such a classic! Great poem- Giorgio...JM

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 5:09:00 AM
    I', awed by such a classic! Great poem- Giorgio...JM

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 9:35:00 AM
    Impressive, work, Giorgio!! Your poems are amazing! thank you for the lovely read.

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 8:58:00 AM
    I really like this one!! and only first draft? Keep on with that creative pen!!

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 9:02:00 PM
    "by Athena he's blessed and she ushers his spear."...As they say, "behind every great man there is a great woman". This is an impressive piece of poetry, Giorgio, wonderful work!...Thank you so much for the placement in your contest. I really appreciate it!

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 10:36:00 AM
    Georgio, The fact that so many have difficulty with any type of meter speaks volumes about this poem, that of course is not even giving credit to its content which had me in the midst of the battle! Really enjoyed this!

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 7:21:00 AM
    DOST??? You're kidding me right. Come on... who are you, really... You putting me on? Come clean. This is a joke, right? LOL. Got me. Now fess up...

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 11:28:00 AM
    Simply wonderful work Giorgio , regards C.S

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V.
    Date: 9/25/2013 11:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you C.S.
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 8:31:00 AM
    Good morning Giorgio, and a wonderful and beautiful morning it's been for me.. Now it's me drinking my first cup of coffee. Hope you are ready for a new cup. Thank you so much for sharing your smiles and leaving them around.. thank you for the beautiful comment. Like wise, I love your amazing pen.. thank you for sharing another lovely poem... always a true loving fan....LINDA

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V.
    Date: 9/25/2013 11:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Linda. I am always ready for a new cup. G. Thanks for honoring me in your contest. :) G.
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V.
    Date: 9/25/2013 11:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Yasmin. I read your work, too. :) G.