Verus Amor



A painting will never love you back,
like a woman or a child

An opera may cause your heart to sing,
then leave you twice beguiled

Platonic zeal may fill the hours,
a pleasant interlude

But requited love will change your life
—and end your solitude

(Haverford Pennsylvania: September, 2020)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on September 21, 2020

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XA XA XB XB X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 283
Words 50
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 1

Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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