Golden Age

English: The "Darnley Portrait" of E...

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
This reign
Majesty and poetry
A woman above all men
A thunderstorm
With lightning shot through
Above all the games
The courtiers do
The golden tresses
Red lips of flame
This reign

This golden age
This queen
Born of lost betrayal
Arising from treachery
A symphony
With superlative grace
Such dignity
A pale, grave face
This nationโ€™s dream
This queen

ยฉ Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

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Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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7 Responses to Golden Age

  1. 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.

  2. If only there had been more poetry in my history classes… ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Kev says:

    Reminds me of the movie: Elizabeth: The Golden Age. Have you seen it?

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