Alison Cassidy

Rookie (6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)

Helen Mirren Was Elizabeth - Poem by Alison Cassidy

Elizabeth
face chalk painted
flirting outrageously
with her red hair
and her elfish nose
and her bright royal wit

Elizabeth
wearing her sexuality
like a corset
and remaining fiercely
the virgin queen

Elizabeth
commanding parliament
Ruling England
like a man
demanding
total obedience

Elizabeth
ordering Mary's death
- it took several blows
and broke her heart

Elizabeth
standing
fiercely immobile
for her last ten days
defying death

Helen Mirren was Elizabeth


Comments about Helen Mirren Was Elizabeth by Alison Cassidy

  • (1/8/2007 3:53:00 AM)

    A wonderful depiction of Helen as Elizabeth, she is a fabulous actress and you' ve now whetted my appetite to watch this film! Great write Allie.... HG: -) xxx (Report)Reply

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  • (1/5/2007 8:15:00 PM)

    Helen Mirren is an actress to be reckoned with and seemingly, a formidable personality (yet not w/o wit!) in her own right. This is a terrific tribute to the lady, but also esp. to Elizabeth R - if she weren't real, no one would believe any such fiction! A fantastic tho' tragic period of British history. To you, Allie. Esther : ] (Report)Reply

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  • Tailor Bell (12/31/2006 4:02:00 PM)

    full agreement here...her performance leaves you wanting more. this is a fine tribute, Allie. -Tailor (Report)Reply

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  • (12/27/2006 4:17:00 AM)

    A clever, witty poem. It summed up Ms Mirren's performance but let the great(greatest) queen show through. I loved it. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/27/2006 3:04:00 AM)

    Strong write here Alison, capturing much of the events and feelings within the time
    Thankyou for sharing
    Love duncan X
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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (12/26/2006 1:42:00 AM)

    IMAGES OF REFINE GRANDEUR, PAINT THIS PICTURE THAT ONE CAN ALMOST SEE THROUGH & TOUCH...YOU CRITIQUE THE IMPERVIOUS NATYRE OF APOWERFUL FIGUREHEAD...AND WITH DARTING ELOCUTION &
    VERVE...PERSONALLY.I'D KNIGHT YOU, IF I COULD, YOUNG LADY. IN FACT WHOSE GOING TO STOP THIS ECCENTRICAL PENNER FROM TAKING TEMPORARY COMMAND, HERE ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY....MS. ALISON, TAKE KNEEL ON YOUR RIGHT LEG, AND BOW YOUR HEAD TIL TH' EDGE OF YOUR CHIN MEETS THE UPPER CREASING OF YOUR BLOUSE COLLAR......I, FRANK JAMES CHRISTOPHER RYAN JR. OF AMERICA, DUB THEE, ALISON OF THE GREAT LAND DOWN UNDER...
    LADY ALISON, MASTERESS OF LITERARY ACCOMPLISHMENT! YES, IM NUTZ!
    FJR
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 16, 2010


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