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Excalibur

Some fun with Shakespearean Sonnet

The sword locked tight and firm within the stone
awaits a heart with strong undaunted faith,
oft tempered hard by fire the dragon's blown;
not cowered down before a ghastly wraith.
Too often those without intrepid souls,
though with the strength of lions at their hest,
believe it only takes one mighty pull
to loose the brand now locked within this breast.
But power isn't born from strength without,
it is the light of truth within the pure
that need not raise a fist nor feign a shout
to earn a faith and love that shall endure.
With gentle silent solemn hand he grasps
and slowly frees Excalibur at last.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 9/11/2019 3:25:00 AM
But power isn't born from strength without,/ it is the light of truth within the pure// excellently written
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Date: 9/10/2019 7:40:00 PM
I love this ~ perfectly executed in form! An original topic, well thought-out story layout, and great word choice make this a fave for me, too :)
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Date: 8/24/2017 1:45:00 AM
Sonnets are safe with you. You just polish them and make the bright. This is a great write.
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craig cornish
Date: 8/24/2017 12:49:00 PM
Very kind from the pen of a sonneteer like you.
Date: 8/23/2017 2:07:00 PM
love it when I can read intelligent poetry, I don't fav many poems, this one I will
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craig cornish
Date: 8/23/2017 7:29:00 PM
Honored my friend
Date: 8/22/2017 7:09:00 PM
Well Written Craig. Truth is the key! :)
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craig cornish
Date: 8/22/2017 7:15:00 PM
Always Heidi--regards my granite friend