…excellent woman, we
inherit the bone acre
of your cages and laws. This
dull green land suckled at your
blood’s frigor Anglicanus,
the void of Empire, does notTo a Print of Queen Victoria ~ James Baxter
remember you … I advise
rest, Madam; and yet the tomb
holds much that we must travel
Sunday Sayings: A pick from the poets, writers or scriptures–in memory of HM Queen Elizabeth (21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022)
7 thoughts on “The crown”
Superb short poem which says an enormous amount. It’s accompanying picture was a wise selection.
actually John it’s longer than this (see here) but I picked those lines as most apt for the occasion
Fantastic. I want to share this with my wife, (born in Belize- small country with a complicated history).
I know how much this day meant to another blogger from Belize – good to pass on this poem
I like the way his poem alludes to the many photographs of her, at least in a general sense. Especially since she was one of the most photographed personalities of the 19th century.
His poem made me feel like I’d picked up an interesting cabinet card of her; one no one had seen before.
this comment has the same feeling for me
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