Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603 / England)
Poems of Queen Elizabeth I
|1.||Ah, Silly Pug, Wert Thou So Sore Afraid||4/3/2010|
|2.||In Defiance of Fortune||5/17/2001|
|4.||On Monsieur's Departure||4/3/2010|
|5.||The Doubt of Future Foes||5/17/2001|
|6.||When I Was Fair And Young||4/3/2010|
|7.||Written in her French Psalter||5/17/2001|
|8.||Written on a Wall at Woodstock||5/17/2001|
|9.||Written with a Diamond on her Window at Woodstock||5/17/2001|
On Monsieur's Departure
I grieve and dare not show my discontent,
I love and yet am forced to seem to hate,
I do, yet dare not say I ever meant,
I seem stark mute but inwardly to prate.
I am and not, I freeze and yet am burned.
Since from myself another self I turned.
My care is like my shadow in the sun,
Follows me flying, flies when I pursue it,