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Samurai

Honor steadfast Absolute stillness All is preparation For every battle Curved sword Waiting patient Eyeing the horizon For the slightest Disturbance Perfected training Excoriated soul Awaiting the moment To strike Or to bow Samurai On the greyest morning Wakes to … Continue reading

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The Ides of March

The mighty has fallen! A dark day Mid cycle, baying at the moon Jupiter will have his due All ancient sacrifice Survives the modern Secular view Archangel Gabriel May you intercede On lunar tides Hold back the calendar From its … Continue reading

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Casanova

The flights of fancy From your eyes Flirtatious and intense Then cool attention Mimics ice As fire of passion relents These games you play So intricate Like chess, a structured strategy Are but your cards Used to relate To delve … Continue reading

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Guinevere’s Lament

You will know my name As betrayal, infamy Great love forsaken for greater passion And a hidden intimacy Remembered in myth and legend And by scholars here discussed As though this did not happen To just people, to just us Songs … Continue reading

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Kingmaker

To be the kingmaker Rather than the king That’s the thing! Powerbroker plays Are the ones that pay In so many ways Giving your advice Never asking twice Trap them in their vice Spider web refined Competitors confined Proteges that … Continue reading

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Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn

My lady our love is now The blackest rose And wherefore now these tidings Do I suppose Arose from bloodied rituals The ones I chose? Where once my love for you A flame, a joy apart A treasure of great … Continue reading

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Merlin

From what depths did you see Honor and pageantry Timeless mythology First there was one, then three Three into two won’t go Kingdoms to overthrow Merlin what do you know What is the truth you’d show? Lancelot, Arthur here Circle … Continue reading

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Ancient Longing

These ancient walls are vast, heraldic creatures watch o’er me and yet alone within one room I brood solitary, dreaming of an age lost to me These steps are steeped in blood and time The mischief of an age gone … Continue reading

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Heloise and Abelard

In France you may find The tomb of Heloise And Abelard Great love arises Beyond societal rules And religion’s call Great loss will shatter Honor and promises Sound the fall So centuries later We visit Heloise And her Abelard In … Continue reading

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Sympathy (for Anne Boleyn)

This cup is full Half blood, half molten gold An offering before the king This cup is full No longer young Half maid, half woman grown Years passed so very fast No longer young Desire’s slave Half fool, half wise … Continue reading

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