Queen Elizabeth I

(1533-1603 / England)

Comments about Queen Elizabeth I

  • Godfrey Morris Godfrey Morris (6/27/2012 4:50:00 PM)

    LOL I didn't know her majesty Queen Elizabeth I was a poet too..... very interesting.

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  • Megan Lacey (12/12/2007 2:35:00 AM)

    I am very suprised that 'On Monsieur's Departure', arguably Elizabeth's most famous foray into verse, is not posted here on PoemHunter.

  • Vikram Aarella - The Poem Shooter (5/30/2006 10:21:00 AM)

    Hmm, very interesting never knew that Elizabeth had written poems, interesting.

Best Poem of Queen Elizabeth I

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,
Stands and lies by me, doth what I have done.
His too familiar care doth make me rue it.
No means I find to rid him from my breast,
Till by the end of things it be supprest.

Some gentler passion slide into my mind, ...

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