Spell of Love
“The lover who reasons is no lover” – Norman Douglas, English writer.
Its spell made Antony to fall in love with Cleopatra, and marry her. Threats from Octavian only made their bond stronger.
Its spell made Tristan to fall in love with Isolde, as he escorted her back to Cornwall, in England, where King Mark hailed. Tristan had forgotten that Isolde was the fiancé to his uncle, King Mark.
Paris was hypnotized by its spell, going ahead to abduct Helen, and taking her back to Troy. What followed was the Trojan War, and eventually the sack of Troy by Greeks.
Its spell made Penelope to resist 108 suitors, who were anxious to replace her husband, Odysseus. Odysseus was equally devoted by refusing a beautiful sorceress’s offer of everlasting love and eternal youth.
Shah Jahan was cast by its spell, building the Taj Mahal; a monument dedicated to his late beloved, Mumtaz.
Its spell still makes its way into our hearts today, making us to do extraordinary things for the ones we hold very dear.
Copyright © Teddy Kimathi | Year Posted 2016
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