Traitor's Fate

Traitor's Fate

A Poem by Chris Shaw
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After reading his elegy ( Chideock Tichbourne 1563 - 1586)

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i chanced upon a sombre elegy
for Babington a heavy price you paid
with eloquence your written words excel
though Elizabeth our Queen you did betray

at three and twenty birthdates you are done
your sun has set too early for your years
yet in your blood a wordsmith recognised
it was your poet soul that ushered tears

last thoughts conveyed with wisdom's tender touch
five centuries have fled your verse lives on
i do not know you for conspiracy
but love you for your dying sunset song

© 2021 Chris Shaw


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To be remembered for his words after five centuries...that sounds so great in itself. I loved the second verse, especially! I'm very interested in Tudor history and do read up and watch YouTube pieces on it. Thanks for this beautifully rendered and informative poem, dear Chris 💜

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you dear DIVYA. The Tudor period was fascinating, but so divisive and bloody. Religion does do.. read more
DIVYA

4 Months Ago

Indeed, what he did to most of his queens was terrible but your history and culture is so truly beau.. read more



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This is really kind of touching really, enjoyed this write a lot

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

Thank you. I appreciate your visit and thoughts. All good wishes.

Chris
writergurl

5 Months Ago

you too.
hope your holidays are wonderful for you : )
This is emotional as well as captivating, so well expressed....

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

Thank you Unspoken poet. I appreciate you stopping by. All good wishes.

Chris
We all owe our society to your tiny Isle. From your country came everything good in us. Culture, Music, Education. We are where we come from in the end.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

What fine thoughts you share here Tate. Many thank yous for stopping by. Hope you and your loved one.. read more
I was unaware of this young gentleman's poetry until reading your lovely poem on his art. So I went and researched his writing, one of which you referenced. Both Elegy and The Housedove I found very moving and incredibly poignant pieces of art. You captured poetically the short life of this poet. And paid a kind homage to his inspired works. Thank you Chris for this heartfelt tribute you have painted for the artistry of this long since past poet.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

Dear Carlos, delighted that you researched this poet out. I do not know The House Dove, so will look.. read more
Hello Chris, this is so captivating, your language is beautiful, I wish I could write this well, but alas, here we are, I look forward to reading more of your poems.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Hello Ananya, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a positive review. Pleased to meet you o.. read more
A traitor wordsmith whose poem seems to be worthwhile still eh, what a fantastic poem on a poem. Superbly rhymed too. You never fail to deliver, fine poetess! Kudos!
And best wishes, 🌷

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

His elegy is a heart breaker. His life was short, but his poetry has lasted much longer. Thank you m.. read more
Thanks for sharing this poetic history.
Nicely done.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Thank you Melinda for checking in. Have a great weekend.

Chris
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Stunning wording. Avenues and choices. I read it and read it again. Nice work.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Thank you duff. Pleased you enjoyed.

Chris
The history of these isles is so captivating, it’s built upon so many people who had such different ideas, beliefs or perhaps they were just ambitious. What Chris reminds us here, in such poetic fashion is that these folk from history who we maybe demonise now were just people who made a choice.
A wonderful reminder. Great writing Chris.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Yes, a young man who had a different view. He was passionate about it. I thought about my grandson R.. read more
This is excellent from content to format. I can’t add more than what everyone else has expressed except to say I really enjoyed it and the thoughts it provokes

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Thank you so much for your thoughtful and welcome review. Good to see you. Hope all is well Patricia.. read more

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Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Albert, my paternal grandfather introduced me to Tennyson when I was nine. I have loved poetry ever since but did not attempt writing a single piece until I was 40. It's never too late to try somethin.. more..

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