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,
I have always liked this word in English. One of the most powerful word incorporating more than one meaning, one of which is Endurance.
“Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer.”
— Mark Z. Danielewski
Very nice post, Jason 🙂
A very relevant quote by Danielewski; thank you for sharing. Was this taken from one of his books?
Thank you too! 🙂
It is from the House of Leaves.
His claim to fame (2000)