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doug bentley


Her Majesty: Republished


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: Royalty
through and through and through;
blue blood thoroughbred; 25-K golden Bough
of the Mystic Tree of Tea Tephi
Realm; Commander of the British Scone;
Crown icon of the 20th century, she's
a lady bound by merciless destiny
to a lifetime of servitude and duty
who, with platinum locks sparkling
and diamond eyes twinkling
has looked on truth askance and strangely *
but come away from that with a humility
which, simply, takes all breath away.

And there's no reason to even mention
her dignity: it's stamped in every atom,
timelessly, that her royal fingers touch.

Now, as we look back to that instant
long, long ago when Our Majesty's
Corona came down in glory and power,
a sacred seal eternal, I do solemnly pray
that, after six decades of works well done
and duties discharged, accounted all inventories,
for one square moment, our Regent may,
from that sceptered isle, that England, #
stop and savour the fruits of her labours-
and smile!

For the globe is clapping hands communally
together in congratulations, commanding Her Majesty
to have a happy, happy, happy, happy Jubilee! :
and I, a man born into a lifetime
of misery and poverty with only this tiny
poem to proffer in tribute, can finally say-
i really really really really love She!


* W. Shakespeare: Sonnet CX
# ref W. Shakespeare: 'King Richard II', Act II Scene I


Originally published June 2,2012, this poem was written in commemoration of Her Majesty's Coronation on June 2,1953.
It is here republished upon the happy completion of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee Celebration.

Submitted: Saturday, June 01, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is, of course, the source of the term 'The Queen's English'. The Diamond Jubilee Celebration was global theatre at its best. Theatre is the theme which connects the poem to the video.

GO [ISBN: 978-1484880494] is available in paperback at Amazon websites worldwide, major online retailers and bookstores including Barnes & Noble, Bowker Books and Indie Bound, libraries and academic institutions worldwide through the Ingram Content Group and Baker & Taylor, as well as NACSCORP in the USA.

GO is also available in most digital formats at major online retailers and ebookstores worldwide, including Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo Books, WH Smith, Diesel eBook Store, Chapters/Indigo Canada, FNAC France, Livraria Cultura Brazil, Flipkart India, and Smashwords, and is free of charge to libraries worldwide through Baker & Taylor Axis 360.

For more information on GO, or to contact Mr Bentley:
Web: www.dougbentley.com
Mailto: doug@dougbentley.com

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