English: The “Darnley Portrait” of Elizabeth I of England, oil on panel, 113 x 78.7 cm, National Portrait Gallery, London (NPG 2082). Probably painted from life, this portrait is the source of the face pattern called “The Mask of Youth” which would be used for authorized portraits of Elizabeth for decades to come (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This golden age
Majesty and poetry
A woman above all men
With lightning shot through
Above all the games
The courtiers do
The golden tresses
Red lips of flame
This golden age
Born of lost betrayal
Arising from treachery
With superlative grace
A pale, grave face
This nation’s dream
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This is excellent Helen, I really did like the way you portrayed Elizabeth.
There are so many stories around about her a great historical figure, full of curiosity for me.
Yes, I’m fascinated by that period of history, particularly the story of her mother Anne Boleyn, and the irony that while she died essentially for giving birth to a girl – Elizabeth – she still gave birth to one of the greatest English monarchs of all time.
Absolutely Helen, fascinating period in history.
If only there had been more poetry in my history classes… 🙂
LOL, yes, would have made it all more interesting I think…
Reminds me of the movie: Elizabeth: The Golden Age. Have you seen it?
Yes, quite a few years ago – I tend to watch most movies about that period of history. 🙂 🙂 Thanks for the comment!! 🙂