This poem was articulated with a view to linking the various aspects of fortitude with a visual image for the purpose of aiding the reader in recollecting the whole through the part. To re-collect, i.e. to re-connect the aspects of fortitude into one synthesis or whole, is a matter that requires diligence and imagination. In order to apply the full power of this virtue we have to become acquainted with the various aspects and situations by which it can be enacted and understood. We know from significant philosophers that the heart of fortitude can be recognized as courage, strength and endurance. Yet how we come to terms with this knowledge may largely come about through a non theoretical manner such as toughening it out in the school yard. By no means is literature the only way to observe this universal entity by which we can overcome trials and tribulations. Nevertheless if we have the soul and constitution for poetry, it can be a beautiful way to become intimate with the zeal of fortitude. Share with me a meaningful quote (or a short passage) on the nature and significance of courage and click on the image above to engage my poem on fortitude.
Love & light,