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POTD 9th April 2018 Synopsis - A story of selflessness without jealousy or rancor that is often evident through the ages in all walks of life, even in modern times. She’s a queen who sees her lover for himself only and does not abide in the narrow minded perception of social status trappings. Her knight, who is absolutely in love with her, stays true to the knightly code of chivalry and avowed to show gallantry to women beyond rules of combat. Understanding the damaging effect of scandals, he is committed to watch and protect his Lady against prying jealous eyes. I have differentiated the social status of the time and accentuated emotions with different textured type of fabrics. (See significance at the end of the poem) I Trust you like the video music clip, in which the scenes aptly portray the theme of my poem. Spinnerets of silk reach to forbidden fruit Nights hush vanquished by a heart that beats Variance in status brocade curtains drawn Regardless of imperilled shame - doubt retreats Once ‘neath the light of a calico moon His heart lay in wait to be retrieved Beside the old pump in crumbling stone A pauper in cotton - a Prince she perceived
A gasp suppressed when eyes first met In delirium of what elation lay ahead What magic brewed here? What loom spun this hessian thread? Of a love-tale wrought with joy and dread
A unity not forged in Heaven A scanty few - or none - would understand Venetian lace betwixt a gracious Queen And her yearning for a humble stable hand Opening damask casement as he approaches Anticipation of nights in secret seclusion Let no prying eyes spoil this tryst Lest reality fade into a muslin illusion Let her yearning for velvet touches Impassioned embrace and moist sweet lips Loomed in the linen threads of romance And that of her stable lover’s lingering kiss Let him turn to forbidden zones To be explored as he eagerly hones A forge of love bidding invitation In expectant and musical syncopation Dutifully her swordsman keeps vigil from afar His love for her gleams like the evening star Seasons endured in fur and chain-mail sheen Blood he would draw to protect his queen A skilful sword at ready in an expectant hand Sadly his love she would not understand Coated sheathed loyalty is all she sees Part of a lovers tryst - no favours - his heart to ease
An armour clad Knight forged of steel and leather Surviving the odds his love endures forever
Significance of the various fabrics symbolized in the poem: Silk I’ve used this to show her royalty status. Luxurious and costly, silk was used only by the wealthiest of classes and the Church Brocade This fabric to emphasise her indifference to the social status of their relationship, by blocking out animosity from the primitive thoughts of envious society. Calico Colour of the moon on the night she first laid eyes on him Cotton - Favored on days of yore by the working class and domestic staff since antiquity. Hemp and Hessian Emphasizing the strength of their relationship, against all odds and accentuates the relationship between the working class and royalty of the middle ages Venetian Lace Again a luxury favoured by the aristocrats. The flexible of lace and of the lace-making arts and depicts her flexibility. Damask A rare and expensive fabric of the era, adorns her wall depicting the opulence of her status Muslin Quite a transparent fabric and as such I’ve used this to refer to as ‘a see through illusion’ which is made possible by the loyalty of her knight Linen This fabric emphasises the strength and resilience of their love for each other. It was a fine linen used for veils, wimples undergarments and apparel of ladies. Velvet No explanation needed to amplify its connection to love and heightened sensuality through its use. Fur The lining of his armour used in his day, underlines the warmness of his heart. Leather Characteristic of strength, durability and dependability to highlight the Knight’s quality. POTD 9th April 2018

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Date: 6/10/2018 8:33:00 AM
Ahh, such a beautiful poem this is, you have explained a beautiful love stoey in a poetic way, your explanation below really helps me to understand the poem and also increase my knowledge. Many congratulations on your poem being chosen as POTD
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Maria Williams
Date: 6/11/2018 6:24:00 AM
Thank you so much Faraz. I really appreciate your visit and support. I am so glad that this expands your knowledge also....Maria hugs
Date: 4/28/2018 9:02:00 AM
BEAUTIFUL ROMANTIC AND EXCEPTIONALLY CREATIVE MY FRIEND. Such true talent on display! A fav....
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Date: 4/30/2018 2:57:00 AM
Thanks so much Robert my friend, always for the lovely comments and support.....Maria
Date: 4/23/2018 8:38:00 PM
Hello Maria, this is a love story in a poetry. Nice job. I enjoyed it. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 4/24/2018 1:32:00 AM
Thanks so much Darlene, so glad you did my friend....Maria xxx
Date: 4/18/2018 10:51:00 PM
What a beautiful romantic poem ... My knowledge in fabrics are very poor, but thanks to your explanations/symbolism made perfect sense... Congratulations.
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Date: 4/21/2018 2:25:00 PM
Write about beautiful eyes... I'm looking at them...
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Date: 4/18/2018 11:17:00 PM
Thank you so much Pashang, I was just trying something new, trying to think of some other ideas on symbolism and comparison etc. If you think of anything let me know....Maria :)
Date: 4/15/2018 8:21:00 PM
Another great poem that I had to revisit..enjoyed it so much
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Date: 4/16/2018 2:06:00 AM
Thanks so much Martin, I truly appreciate your visit and comment....Maria :)
Date: 4/14/2018 8:39:00 PM
My dear Maria, I'm returning to offer your my belated congratulations on your well deserved and distinguished honor of POTD with your artistic, captivating and beautifully romantic poem.. Warmest wishes and hugs my lovely friend.. ~Susan p.s. my apologies for the late congrats <3
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Date: 4/14/2018 11:25:00 PM
Susan my lovely friend, that is so sweet of you, I am honored with your words, coming from you that's a huge feather in my cap. But as I always say, you my dear friend are one of the 'Best" poets on this site, I could never do poetry like you do. Thanks Susan, I truly appreciate your love and support....Maria xxx
Date: 4/14/2018 11:52:00 AM
The knight himself connotes the very essence of the beauty of values. We are all alike but different at the level of soul, mind and heart beauty.. A wonder to read dear Maria, thank you for sharing your beauty.
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Date: 4/14/2018 11:17:00 PM
I hope you are enjoying it here my dear new PS friend, and I will be checking out your wondrous work in the next few days. Thank you once again for your visit and support, I truly appreciate it....Maria xxx
Date: 4/14/2018 11:48:00 AM
I read your poem over and over and enjoyed doing so. An adebt poetess challenging her reader and giving them due respect! The joy and essence of life is stepping out from comfort zone to "forbidden zone". To be free from likelihood, gibberish, stereotypes.. and grind the fear inside..Romantic Love of old times that knows no boundaries.. A universal love story with unique imagery, profound imagination and beautiful mind recognizing the beauty of human values.
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Date: 4/14/2018 11:14:00 PM
Besma, you sweet lady how kind of you to bestow this praise on me. I am deeply touched. I can see from your astute comments above that you have read this poem many times over, a true poet you are, your lovely comments are poetic treasures in themselves, and ones that I would always keep and appreciate.....Maria xxx
Date: 4/14/2018 2:32:00 AM
This is phenomenal Maria, and truly a joy to read. You have immense insight and execution for symbolism. I like the calico moon particularly. Beautifully done. Always, Laura
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Date: 4/14/2018 2:47:00 AM
Thank you so much Laura, you are too kind my dear. Thanks both for your lovely visit and comment, I appreciate both....Maria xxx
Date: 4/13/2018 12:43:00 AM
Romanticism at its finest! Elaine
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Date: 4/13/2018 12:46:00 AM
Thank you so much Elaine, both for the visit and support, I appreciate it....Maria xx
Date: 4/12/2018 4:29:00 PM
You have made great use of symbolism, Maria. OK...I'll admit that your notes gave me a helping hand:) Romance and social status are capably brought to our attention. ~ Congratulations on p.o.t. d. ~ Regards // paul
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Date: 4/13/2018 12:48:00 AM
Yes I know you like those notes lol. thanks for both the visit and support Paul, much appreciated....Maria :)
Date: 4/12/2018 9:42:00 AM
Yes the Fabric, i love this word that conjoins your wonderful poetry, but then i'm a weaver, in the industrial sense, and so are you in a poetry one..love what you write, says so much about you..
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Date: 4/13/2018 12:50:00 AM
Oh interesting Harry, what type of industrial weaver? Thanks for the visit and lovely comment, truly appreciate both...Maria
Date: 4/11/2018 5:50:00 PM
The "fabric" of this poem is amazing. What an awesome concept! You renew hope that love can endure forever.
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Date: 4/11/2018 9:53:00 PM
Thank you Carolyn, I was just stretching the imaginations to the "thread bare endurance of an endearing love", so to speak. Thanks for stopping by and so glad to see you posting again, you are an amazing poet....Maria xx
Date: 4/11/2018 10:27:00 AM
In reading the comments I see you are honoured with POTD. What a deserved recognition. Congratulations.
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Date: 4/11/2018 10:25:00 AM
Wow, you put a lot of thought into this piece and the result is stunning. Bravo!!
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Date: 4/11/2018 9:49:00 PM
So glad that you liked it Richard, and I was over the moon at getting POTD, thanks for the congratulations, I truly appreciate your sincere comments....Maria
Date: 4/9/2018 10:46:00 PM
Beatiful poetry--well deserving of POTD. Congratulation
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Date: 4/9/2018 11:41:00 PM
Thanks so much David, so glad that you liked it....Maria :)
Date: 4/9/2018 10:32:00 PM
This is simply spectacular Maria! It deserves to have the spotlight shine upon it as POTD! Congratulations my friend! : ) xxoo
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Date: 4/9/2018 11:44:00 PM
Thank you so much Connie, so happy to see you my friend, and really appreciate both your visit and lovely comment. Look after yourself.....Maria xxx
Date: 4/9/2018 2:45:00 PM
Loved the references with textiles, <3. What is this POTD larky? I got it once, have no clue about it!!! <3
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Date: 4/10/2018 6:50:00 PM
Thanks so much Yazmin. both for the visit and comment.I truly appreciate it.....Maria :)
Date: 4/9/2018 2:17:00 PM
Congratulations maria on POTD. What? No cashmere. Wonderful job! I expected no less.
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Date: 4/9/2018 11:48:00 PM
Oh! what was I thinking left out Cashmere, and in your fave color too Pink. Lol Next time I promise. that Knight is going to look mighty dandy all sheathed in Hot Pink. Thanks Daniel both for the visit and lovely comment, truly appreciate it....Maria
Date: 4/9/2018 11:16:00 AM
A good day to you Maria...Congratulations...
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Date: 4/9/2018 11:50:00 PM
That's so sweet Arturo, thanks for the re visit. I really appreciate it....Maria :)
Date: 4/9/2018 11:04:00 AM
Excellent verse with a great imagery, Maria, a pleasant romantic read this morning.. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 4/9/2018 11:52:00 PM
Thanks so much Eve, I truly appreciate your visit and lovely comments .....Maria xxx
Date: 4/9/2018 10:49:00 AM
There needs to be a category of "above and beyond POTD" for this one and all its facets.
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Date: 4/9/2018 11:54:00 PM
Oh what a sweet thing to say Sunlite, I thank you from the bottom of my heart both for your visit and lovely comment....Maria xxx
Date: 4/9/2018 9:31:00 AM
Such a beautifully written poem filled with exquisite imagery. Very deep and complex. You have produced an epic poem Maria. Congratulations on POTD!
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Date: 4/9/2018 11:56:00 PM
Thanks so much James, so glad that you think so. thanks so much both for the visit and lovely comments always....Maria
Date: 4/9/2018 8:46:00 AM
Congrats!!! on POTD! my Aussie friend...Ok, maybe I can have the part of the court jester who is arrested for treason and then brought to the gallows lol...just let me know when the movie comes out lol...^WW^
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Date: 4/9/2018 9:05:00 AM
Do not fear my dear friend, you wont be brought to the gallows ever, the queen will always pardon you.How could she not with a court jester who can rhyme in internal rhyme so beautifully? Thanks for your revisit WW, I truly appreciate it and your support always....Maria :)
Date: 4/9/2018 7:32:00 AM
YES!!! Lol... Congrats on POTD, Maria! Got to reread this beau this early morn... I love it :)
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Date: 4/9/2018 7:59:00 AM
Thanks Kina and thanks once again my dear sweet friend for the lovely visits and generous comments and support. I truly appreciate you....Maria xxx
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