Patience of Penelope

For twenty years, Penelope
awaited lost Odysseus,

what she wove before,

suitors at her door.

Until her love returned, she'd be
fidelity's epitome.

Patience of Penelope © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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I invite readers to explore another poem I have written on this character from her perspective:

"Penelope Soliloquy"
Submitted: February 10, 2021