Gillian.E. Shaw


D - Divorce Royale. - Poem by Gillian.E. Shaw

Upon a time a grail Queen said
'Keep this until you know I'm dead.'
Of sacred oaths, twice a mother;
lily livered, watched her suffer
and maiden fair sought marriage quest
all the while writing at her desk
by weakened, broken sacred bonds
then stalled, kept waiting for so long.

Thus strengthened from the ties that bind
some disappointment left behind
mistrust, revealed a spiteful plot
so bravely faced; though not forgot.
He patiently awaits her word,
shining knight, brandishing a sword.
Hand delivered, foretold her death
when sorrow salted tears were shed.


Comments about D - Divorce Royale. by Gillian.E. Shaw

  • (7/21/2006 2:59:00 AM)

    Upon a time a grail Queen said
    'Keep this until you know I'm dead.'
    Of sacred oaths, twice a mother;
    lily livered, watched her suffer
    and maiden fair sought marriage quest
    all the while writing at her desk
    by weakened, broken sacred bonds
    then stalled, kept waiting for so long.

    Thus strengthened from the ties that bind
    some disappointment left behind
    mistrust, revealed a spiteful plot
    so bravely faced; though not forgot.
    He patiently awaits her word,
    shining knight, brandishing a sword.
    Hand delivered, foretold her death
    when sorrow salted tears were shed.

    I love this good poem of a Good poet.... the image and its craft
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  • (8/3/2005 9:11:00 AM)

    Oh Gillian, you do this kind of poem so well. Do you ever think you lived in another time once? This is wonderful.

    Raynette
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  • (8/3/2005 7:18:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this very much! Nice one. Sincerely, Mary (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 3, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, August 29, 2011


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