Respectfully

Respectfully

A Poem by Chris Shaw

pockets of baby blue peep through
billowing puff ball cloud

while slow moving river shows flotillas
of leaf-fall in serene flow

like boats afloat an armada of many
willow oak and beech leaves drift

golden in unhurried procession in
downstream direction to our capital

in silent solemnity in memory of
our late Queen peacefully lying in state


© 2022 Chris Shaw


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It is fascinating to see people's reactions to the passing of their queen. It just shows, among many other things, the power of symbols. The queen was a human being like anyone else, of course, but she was also the embodiment of a number of values, ideas, and virtues which made her a living symbol. It seems that people have an inherent need for such symbols - be that in real life, or in fiction.

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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Laz. The Queen's passing certainly had a much greater effect world wide than I had ever an.. read more



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These are such stunning visuals you have created here, dear Chris. Nature is indeed paying tributes to the beloved Queen in all its richness. I can picture that slowly moving golden procession of leaves and I say a silent prayer too. So beautifully penned!

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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Dear DIVYA, please forgive the lateness i
of this response. Somehow I missed it three weeks a.. read more
DIVYA

1 Year Ago

You are welcome always, my wonderful friend. Big hug for the New Year. Thank you for caring so much... read more
The world lost a great lady. Always acted with class and a example of a leader. We need more like her. A wonderful poem for a new angel in heaven.
Coyote

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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Coyote. She was a fine example of what a leader should be. I don't think many people reali.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

I was a soldier. She was a medic in the old war. A brave and wonderful woman. Few held her respect d.. read more
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Gee
Lovely.
Was the funeral not a sight to behold, brought smiles and sadness.
Off to Marlowe today, Anglers rest( I think) fine dining Indian and an overnight stay:)
Hope you are well Christine

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

The state funeral was magnificent. Showed UK at her best. Enjoy your trip today. Have fun. I am meet.. read more
Gee

1 Year Ago

Simplest angler is the hotel, Sindhu the restaurant
Gee

1 Year Ago

Compleat....
It is fascinating to see people's reactions to the passing of their queen. It just shows, among many other things, the power of symbols. The queen was a human being like anyone else, of course, but she was also the embodiment of a number of values, ideas, and virtues which made her a living symbol. It seems that people have an inherent need for such symbols - be that in real life, or in fiction.

Posted 1 Year Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Laz. The Queen's passing certainly had a much greater effect world wide than I had ever an.. read more
Yes, it seemed that the World slowed down during those days of Remembrance.
As a Canadian, she was my Queen too, and I recall fondly a day long ago when she returned my youthful wave from a street corner in New Westminster, British Columbia.
JD



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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

How lovely for you to have that memory. We were cruising on the Thames in our cabin cruiser about tw.. read more
Hi Chris, it was so sudden !

The slow and solemn processions were an awesome tribute, and it was like we lost several days when time just stood still..
No-one will never give the safety and commitment she portrayed again.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Yes, we have a coronation to look forward to. More pomp and glory. I love it. All our 1000 year hist.. read more
Stella Armour

1 Year Ago

no-one in the world does it like we do lol..
Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Absolutely right :)
Changing times unfold and settle across the land. God save the Queen.

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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Chris for stopping by. Yes, she was a remarkable woman and it will be interesting to see i.. read more
What a beautiful way to pay tribute to Elizabeth II. I watched most of the funeral procession, it was
magnificent!
Take care - God Save the King!
Dave

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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Dave. The state funeral was quite something wasn't it? Really appreciate you stopping by. .. read more
Dave

1 Year Ago

I can imagine that the coronation ceremony is going to be grand. Believe it or not, I watched the c.. read more
Looking up when what surrounds bring us down, the firmament an ocean scene as rivulets of human goings on proceed, the depths of our emotions at certain points unfathomable. Thanks for sharing Chris. /Freds.

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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Many thanks Freds for stopping by to share your thoughts. You are appreciated.

Chris


tis perfectly pitched Chris yet try as I might, I doubt that my comment could better or match even any of those proposed by the great bard Carlos down under ............. Neville

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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Your comments Neville are always appreciated and I thank you for your visit today. Have a happy Thur.. 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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