Farewell To A Queen Dark skies look more beautiful When stars and the moon shine Within its chest full of dreams, And when the fragrance of flowers Floats on light wings heavenward The being comes down to find A rare and rough gem that shines Without polishing, without facets A queen who has the memories, who Already wears a crown from birth — A gentle queen, faithful, dutiful The quintessence of nobleness An example for all queens to be A sovereign who knows, has learned Through these opened inner abilities And linkage to the magical spheres — How to behave in the face of criticism, The queen knows that nobody’s perfect Thus she continues to bear that shiny smile Amidst difficulties and amidst scandals She’s lion-hearted, beloved of so many An iron fist in a velvet glove; petite, but lofty, This queen knows that she has nothing to fear For what walks beside her, what surrounds her Has forever walked with the great queens — The ancestral veil covers her, the knight protects her, Thus farewell to thee, dearest queen May you rest in peace in this astral necropolis, See you soon, new star, in the bosom of a galaxy. -Eiravel-
R.I.P Queen Elizabeth II (21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022)
I started to be fascinated by royal history when my grandma gave me a book about the history of France when I was in Grade 4 or 5; the stories of all these monarchs captivated me to the point that I kept a notebook filled with all the names of the historical figures I liked.
To write this little poem I inspired myself from the royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom; I just hope that my poetic homage to the great queen Elizabeth II looks good.