Saturday, February 13, 2016

An Allegory of Fortitude--By Tine Perlas-Heraldo--United States

An Allegory of Fortitude

Kind Resilience is my twin;
this heart-and-soul's kin.
Hiding behind the moon, eclipsed
from the wrath of Fortuna's nemesis.

Every night and every day,
hurtling towards oblivion.
The quaint, little chirps resonate
a mile away from my imagination.

But the entwined fibers are thick,
like the wildest honey and vanity.
And like piney evergreens to last,
towards daybreak, we're steadfast.

Tine Perlas-Heraldo is a published poet that writes in both English and Tagalog since she was eleven years old. Her favorite poets include Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and Allen Ginsberg. Some of her works were featured in poetry sites such as Cultured Vultures and Eyes + Words. She graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas with a degree in Political Science. URL:


  1. Tine,
    I like this poem. Welcome to Whispers!
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

    1. Thank you so much, I'm looking forward to submit more in the future. :)

  2. Dear Tine,

    It is good to see you already have a lovely comment from David. I welcome you to Whispers, too. It is a joy to have you a part of our online journal/poetry community. Best wishes with all your writing endeavors.


  3. Somehow my comment for the above poem was logged in down here and it didn't apply. I liked this allegory very much too--kind resilience is my twin...good first line.
    Thank you and welcome to Whispers.

    1. Thank you so much for your critique :)