The crown

…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 not
remember you … I advise
rest, Madam; and yet the tomb
holds much that we must travel
barely without. 

To a Print of Queen Victoria ~ James Baxter

Sunday Sayings: A pick from the poets, writers or scriptures–in memory of HM Queen Elizabeth (21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022)