Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn (Photo credit: seriykotik1970)

I loved you once
To power fell
A brittle neck
A deeper hell

I loved you twice
I made my claim
I changed my life
I changed my name

I loved you thrice
You turned away
You said I lied
That I betrayed

I’d love again
But time is gone
A deathless star
To wish upon

You’ll love again
You’ll pass me by
A brittle neck
A silent cry

© Helen Valentina 2014, All Rights Reserved

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I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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26 Responses to Loved

  1. Just refreshed myself on her history. This is so sad. Well done, Sis! 🙂

    • Thanks Skye – yes, I’m a bit obsessed with Anne Boleyn ever since I watched The Tudors – can’t stand that a woman was destroyed just because she didn’t have a son!! 🙂 🙂

  2. philipparees says:

    Seems curiously appropriate in brevity and axe sharp. Marvellous picture to accompany.

  3. Third time’s supposed be a charm, right? 🙂

    • Supposedly, but for poor Anne Boleyn her chances eventually ran out and very horribly…thanks for your comment!! 🙂 🙂

      • Was there a movie about her a few years ago? Unfortunately, I learn some of my history from some of the not-so-reliable movies…

      • There have been a few movies including recently The Other Boleyn Girl, which focused on her sister more and wasn’t very sympathetic to Anne. The best portrayal of her in my humble opinion was in The Tudors as it showed her ambition but also the impossible and frightening position she was in. Basically she was her family’s pawn in their wish for power, married the king who was obsessed with having a son, then sHe had a daughter instead and her downfall commenced. Very sad. But her daughter was one of the greatest monarchs ever, so then so much for the idea a son was all!!

      • Thank you. Learning history at WP. 🙂

  4. Noora says:

    Wow! I truly loved this poem, Helen.

    • It is a very sad story. Whenever I read about it or see I re-enacted on television or whatever I desperately want to change the ending, even though that would mean her daughter Elizabeth may never have reigned. But it seems having a son was the only thing that could have saved her…

  5. flissvontane says:

    Wow, a brilliant read! Very much enjoyed reading this, fabulous work!!

  6. 1WriteWay says:

    Sad but lovely. Brilliant too. It could apply to many women, not just Anne Boleyn 😉

  7. I so loved the Tudors ~ this brought it back – Thanks Helen

  8. This is a splendid piece of work! Truly stunning!!!

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