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The kiss

The kiss

She felt the winging of the crows with the decline of light,
the dither of the leaves that sensed the overrunning horde
as foreign soldiers torched the land, the warfare to ignite,
uncouth and uninvited troops that peace and laws abhorred.

Barbarians invade the land, their darkened deeds unjust
and slaughter the civilians that power do not wield
therefore the maid with dignity, her father's weapons thrusts,
cause it is better oft with pride, for freedom to be killed.

The daughter of the Dorians, on the embrasure stands;
for paragons should mortals live, for dignity must fight;
alike a hawk that soars to skies, her soulfulness expands,
imparting to the Gods above, her kiss of vestal light.

Hence standing fights among the nooks, the demons she beheads,
from dawn to dusk the crimson runs upon her armor steels
while little dribs of her own blood, communion she sheds,
partaking in the mizzle drops and substance of the kills.

" I leave my kiss upon the blade, and on the armor wrought,
companions and amulets shall take my soul to fields
where Death awaits, the knightly groom of whom the love I sought,
adjacent to the clanging sound of swords upon the shields. "

© 09-10-2014, G. Venetopoulos, All Rights Reserved
(Quatorzain - Iambic heptameter)

Sponsor: gautami phookan
Contest Name: The Poet II
Deadline: 10/5/2014 


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  1. Date: 9/19/2014 10:20:00 PM

    Congratulations. I am seeing from the comments below that this one won and deservedly so, Giorgio. I don't believe I have ever attempted this form myself. Awesome job!
  1. Date: 9/16/2014 4:34:00 PM

  1. Date: 9/15/2014 11:01:00 AM

    Phenomenal Poem -intellectually poetic!
  1. Date: 9/14/2014 10:37:00 PM

    A classic intellectual flow of words and thoughts running parallel in the write crafted so well, Giorgio
  1. Date: 9/14/2014 7:50:00 PM

    You are in a class all of your own you always were, congratulations my dear poet xxx
  1. Date: 9/14/2014 5:57:00 PM

    Wonderful writing. Great and deserved win. Love, Joyce
  1. Date: 9/14/2014 2:29:00 PM

    So vivid, the poem possesses that strength of dramatic verse blent with a beautiful flow, a lyrical quality that could only be yours...Giorgio, you excel!!! A Great composition, has that noble style of classic writing I see in your works which I admire so much! Congrats on your win and thank you,, an honor always to receive your poem in my contests! Love..
  1. Date: 9/14/2014 1:28:00 PM

    Congratulations on Top spot today Giorgio. For this outstanding poem. Beautifully done.
  1. Date: 9/11/2014 4:41:00 PM

    Your poem is truly beautiful in both words and presentation, best of luck in the contest ~~
  1. Date: 9/11/2014 12:09:00 PM

    beautifully penned piece
  1. Date: 9/10/2014 3:09:00 PM

    - Oh..... Giorgio .... how beautiful it can be done !!!!!! - I L-O-V-E THIS !!!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 9/10/2014 2:59:00 PM

    Can't I give a 8 :) then a 7... awesome poem of the soul..