Gillian.E. Shaw


D - While The Princes Slept. - Poem by Gillian.E. Shaw

While the Princes slept:
An unseen hand.
While a secret kept:
Reached through their dreams.
As cold steel sparked,
eyes wide awake!
While the Princes slept.

While the Princes slept:
A destiny lost.
While a secret kept:
Then to bear a cross.
With a crown of gold
and tragedy told
while the Princes slept.

While the Princes wept:
A nation felt grief.
While the Princes kept:
The lonely vigil.
And a coffin fetched
for an Uncrowned Queen;
while the Princes slept.

For her sons.

A comparison drawn between
the Princes in the Tower and
the sons of The People's Princess.


Comments about D - While The Princes Slept. by Gillian.E. Shaw

  • (8/19/2007 5:17:00 PM)


    For a moment I thought you were writing about Princess Diana. Great poem! I gave it a big 10. (Report) Reply

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (5/13/2006 3:33:00 PM)


    GILLIAN...WHAT SO ELOQUENT A TRIBUTE...CRISP WRITE...SMOOTH FLUX..IF EVER IN FRANCE, I'D LIKE TO SIT IN ON ONE OF YOUR
    ''LIT'' SESSIONS..FORTUNATE STUDENTS...MUST SPEND ''Tres Temps un le
    Bibliotheque(?) ..(i think i just provided you w/ some ''Samendi'' folly....Alas, tis no
    student am I, of the melodious tongue eau Francais) ...FORGET IT...I TRIED...
    AU REVOIR, for now...

    '''''''''''''''''''''''''~F. J. R.~'''''''''''''''''''''''''''
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  • (7/2/2005 5:42:00 PM)


    I don't know the poem/writing that inspired this but I liked it. I liked the reps of while the princes slept...gave me a good picture in my head. I'll have to go find read what inspired you... :) (Report) Reply

  • (6/20/2005 9:41:00 AM)


    I'll have to go back and read about this one....but I like the way you keep repeating 'While the Princes slept.' I have read this several times and like the way it flows. At first I thought the short lines made it too choppy, but as I re-read it, I decided it was more like a chant. Well done.

    Raynette
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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 20, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 13, 2010


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