Fair Lady of Shallot

Fair Lady of Shallot

A Poem by Fran Marie

 
Lady oh fair lady of Shallot
    hath thy love left thee forsaken 
          and bereaved of what is naught
 
Lady, oh fair lady of Shallot
   willows weep for thee in scanty breeze
           along deep river lots
 
Lady,oh fair lady of Shallot
     the four winds have blown and shaken
             the blue violets of forget-me- nots 
 
Lady oh fair lady of Shallot
     ride the river's smooth wave
            downstream to camelot
 
Lady oh fair lady of Shallot
      of heart and soul be brave
                 to fare fate's battle wrought


© 2009 Fran Marie



Author's Note

  Fran Marie
Inspiration from Lord Alfred Tennyson's (1842) poem ~THere the `Lady of Shalott `

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Dear Fran,

A classic subject, to be sure, reminisent of Tennyson's classic poem (there the "Lady of Shalott"). Nicely written and independent of the original themes, originally based on the Italian romance "Donna di Scalotta" (Lady of Scalott), and strongly woven into Arthurian legend.

"willows weep for thee in scanty breeze", wonderfully reflect the cursed life of Tennyson's "Lady of Shalott" without bowing to the original text. Finely woven.

Kindest regards,

Rick

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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This has a lyrical feel, you took the poem and have made it your own. Great work.

Posted 7 Years Ago


I really love the way you wrote this, cool! :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


I love this poem. it is smooth and old world. It has been awhile since i have read your work and shame on me for it. I love the rhythm scheme and the flow. Beautiful

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"Lady,oh fair lady of Shallot
the four winds have blown and shaken
the blue violets of forget-me- nots"

NICE--this is Truly beautifully gorgeous...Tennyson would Love it..I do!!!
Really--i don't know how you write in this Old English...Awesome!!!

"Lady oh fair lady of Shallot
of heart and soul be brave
to fare fate's battle wrought"

...lovely!!!

janes:-)

Posted 8 Years Ago


Skillfully done Fran...Lady of Shallot was one of my favorite poems in high school...thanks for the memory.

Bea

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like this version of the story. Well done.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

WOW! Fran, this is absoultely so beautiful and so well composed. I like this write alot...Kim

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dear Fran,

A classic subject, to be sure, reminisent of Tennyson's classic poem (there the "Lady of Shalott"). Nicely written and independent of the original themes, originally based on the Italian romance "Donna di Scalotta" (Lady of Scalott), and strongly woven into Arthurian legend.

"willows weep for thee in scanty breeze", wonderfully reflect the cursed life of Tennyson's "Lady of Shalott" without bowing to the original text. Finely woven.

Kindest regards,

Rick

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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  Fran Marie
Fran Marie

Paris, KY



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