Final Leaves
Knightly habits sharply scheming,
Fighting boldly, mercy beaming,
Virtue, villains, birthing meaning,
Serving while awake or dreaming
    Guard us through the dark of night.
When the evil one has ended
Wars turn peaceful, we’re befriended. 
Springtime comes and it is splendid.
    Guide us still by shining light.

Linked to dVerse Poetics. Amaya is hosting with the theme of ‘birth’. Also linked to dVerse Open Link Night where Lillian is hosting. The poem is an attempt to imitate the meter and rhyme pattern of Tennyson’s The Lady of Shalott.

Moonrise After Sunset

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

67 thoughts on “Chivalry”

  1. You’ve definitely captured Tennyson’s meter and rhyme pattern, Frank; I’m also reminded of Poe. I agree with Lill about reading it aloud. I like the shift from the dark of night to the hopefulness of ‘Springtime comes and it is splendid’. Great word, splendid!

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  2. Kudos for a piece appropo’ to more than one prompt. I did not break it down by foot and meter, but it is a divine ersatz Tennyson; nice job(s).

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