Queen of Hearts


*Image found HERE

Queen of Hearts

The fairest of them all would win the war,
with beauty,
the fairest of them all would feed the hungry and the small,
with purity,
the fairest of them all would cast the moonlight ‘pon thy shore
with velvet scrutiny,
the fairest of them all would make the dew of morn’ be born
in your mutiny,
the fairest of them all would make the reddest roses grow,
don chambers in harmony,
the fairest of them all would make the kingdoms rise and fall
for her humility.

But could she dare not shatter and weep
if on a bed of rusted nails she would to sleep?

*From The Deck of Cards series. I reckon most people would expect the poem for this card to be longer, but for me, there is not much wisdom in it. When someone or something queens your heart, you know it. If you have to ask questions, well, then you don’t 🙂

~ by Oloriel on September 20, 2014.

28 Responses to “Queen of Hearts”

  1. Ju kako si razbila sa ova zadnja dva stiha, aj sto se rimuju al sto prave neki kontrast prethodnici… bas dopada, ali tvoje poznavanje engleskog i ideje, kako sklapas slike, neprevazidjeno… ponavljam se, al sta cu uvek je sveze za mene i uvek se odusevim. Keep up the good work 🙂

  2. Možeš li da mi prevedeš jednu pesmu? Ili ćeš možda znati za neki prevod. Reč je o Dorothy Parker, a pesma se zove “April”. Naći ću valjda negde text.

  3. “The fairest of them all would cast moonlight ‘pon thy shore with velvet scrutiny” – lovely ☺️

  4. It’s been nice seeing you both on my blog and here with this lovely poem… hope you’ll have more time for blogging … miss your special way of writing!

  5. Perfection! And you are right, when somebody wins your heart over, not only many words are not needed, none are required, if the bond is made.
    Great great great. You have endless talents.

  6. Beautiful!

  7. Fantastic. Those last lines…just stunning.

  8. Wonderful share… I love your version of the facts related to the greek Golden apple (originally labeled For the fairest one!).
    Best wishes, Aquileana 😀

  9. Ha! The Queen of Hearts in the most enticing one. And your words signify the attributes of a formidable figure with an undertone of humility. Wonderful writing. 🙂

  10. Fantastic work!!!

  11. Always think of Alice and mad queen…not this beauty collored words…

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