Treasure Island

George Gordon Byron

(22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824 / London, England)

Windsor Poetics : Lines Composed On The Occasion Of His Royal Highness The Prince Regent Being Seen Standing Between The Coffins Of Henry VIII And Charles I, In The Royal Vault At Windsor


Famed for contemptuous breach of sacred ties,
By headless Charles see heartless Henry lies;
Between them stands another sceptred thing--
It moves, it reigns--in all but name, a king:

Charles to his people, Henry to his wife,
- In him the double tyrant starts to life:
Justice and death have mix'd their dust in vain,
Each royal vampire wakes to life again.
Ah, what can tombs avail!--since these disgorge
The blood and dust of both--to mould a George.

Submitted: Thursday, March 25, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Windsor Poetics : Lines Composed On The Occasion Of His Royal Highness The Prince Regent Being Seen Standing Between The Coffins Of Henry VIII And Charles I, In The Royal Vault At Windsor by George Gordon Byron )

Enter the verification code :

  • Gone Away (3/25/2010 8:33:00 AM)

    I don't think this would have made him very popular with the monarchy.....but so sharp and intelligent...perhaps it went over their inbred heads! (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou

New Poems

  1. Feeling Of Freedom, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  2. Existing Transcendentally, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. Yam, Tony Adah
  4. What If a Poet Doesn't Like His Own Poet.., Monk E. Biz
  5. Forewarning Destiny, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. PERFECTION 10 WORD, Beryl Dov
  7. I salute you, poets, gajanan mishra
  8. समनि नायथाय- 04, Ronjoy Brahma
  9. White elephant, gajanan mishra
  10. PROMISE 10 WORD, Beryl Dov

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Burns

When biting Boreas, fell and doure,
Sharp shivers thro' the leafless bow'r;
When Phoebus gies a short-liv'd glow'r,
Far south the lift,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jessie Pope

 
[Hata Bildir]