Guinevere's Lullaby

Guinevere's Lullaby

A Poem by Carlos Lorenzo Estrada
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A small ryhme inspired by one of the main heroes of Camelot

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Guinevere's Lullaby

By

Carlos Lorenzo Estrada 


In a field of clover Guinevere lay
In pastel colors of green and grey 

Moonchild dance, dance in the wind
Maiden of virtue and sin


Fy anwylyd,
Fy anwylyd

Oh, Queen of Camelot;  Queen of heart 
Paint me in colors of death an depart

For all that I have and ever adore
I'll take to death evermore 

© 2022 Carlos Lorenzo Estrada


Author's Note

Carlos Lorenzo Estrada
My muse tends to talk in her sleep. There was more but unfortunately I'm not a scholar of welsh language. Listening sure made me wish I was. Thank you for reading. Feel free to comment, troll, or just say hi. I appreciate it.

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HI,Carlos,
Thank you for your inspiring review of my first poem the POET.
Queen Guinevere one of my favorite maidens of all time, lover and friend to two great men King Richard and Sir Lancelot -- who could be so fortunate to love such a woman and have her love?
Tho I do not speak the Welsh language 'Fy anwylyd' I imagine it as an endearment to the lovely queen.
Your rhyming couplets sing with rhythm and excellent rhyme portraying the beautiful maiden in a scene to capture any poet's heart.

Thank you Carlos for generously displaying this enjoyably skilled piece,
Roth

Posted 1 Day Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

22 Hours Ago

Thank you so very much for sharing your thoughts on this poem, Roth. I really appreciate it. Whene.. read more
Roth Jordain

22 Hours Ago

Thank you also Carlos, there is much to be gained in sharing.
The wonders of love. The ecstasy and the agony... all the memories... the fulfilled and the unfulfilled. A poignant poem!

Posted 5 Days Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

5 Days Ago

Thank you Robert for your comment on this piece. Guinevere as a character and archetype has always .. read more
Love and pain are so often entwined. Your poem evokes a strong sense of loss and regret which has not, however, diminished the love that it speaks of. Very nice, Carlos.

Posted 5 Days Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

5 Days Ago

I have always held a deep fascination for the medieval romances, especially those of the Arthurian .. read more
Richard Knox

5 Days Ago

I worry that I don't present the female perspective authentically in my writing, too. When I write .. read more
What a wretched time to live
for most.
Though' a darling time to visit.
Lovely words echoe evermore.
100/100

Posted 6 Days Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

6 Days Ago

Thank you kindly for sharing your thoughts with me. I agree these are difficult time we live. And a.. read more
Moonchild dance, dance in the wind, Maiden of virtue and sin.... She was that! In my novice opinion, I think this was nicely written and enjoyable to read. Thank you!

Posted 1 Week Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Week Ago

Thank you Temperance for your thoughts on this piece of poetry. A poet's opinion is never novice to.. read more
Temperance

1 Week Ago

Maybe in a separate poem you, or someone, could write more about her but, for this poem, I think it .. read more
Short and sweet, creating the mood of love and death.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Week Ago

Thank you Abraham for sharing your thoughts on this poem with me. I wanted to write more but when I.. read more
Hi Carlos!

Your poem took me straight to a song by Crosby Stills and Nash. Guinevere. May I ask for the English translation? Fy anwylyd? I'll have to listen to the song again, then read the poem. That would be something if they relate. I think they do. It's a beautiful song.

Posted 1 Week Ago


William Michael Reeves

1 Week Ago

Just read Richard's review. Got it, my darling.
Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Week Ago

Thank you William for your comment. Richard revealed its meaning but I would like to share why it's.. read more
William Michael Reeves

1 Week Ago

They hoped Neil Young remembered. I wonder if he does?
Prynhawn da, Annwyl Carlos 🛡️

Ahhh, the famed and favorite romantic Welsh tale of a ménage à trois between the Kingdom of Camelot's King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, and Syr Lancelot is instantly brought to mind, as I feel quite sure it will be for many of those who read this most excellently rendered and presented suite of Unmetered Rhyming Couplets, radiated from your most appealingly fertile imagination.
Fy anwylyd, | My darling
Fy anwylyd | My darling
Raised in a Welsh speaking family, it was natural that it would easily translate.
It's truly a beautiful, and for me, a most delightful, romantically depicted, epic from my ancestral homeland.
L8: I read "an" as and depart (or) 'n depart. The following caught my eye:
"In a field of clover Guinevere lay
In pastel colors of green and grey
Moonchild dance, dance in the wind
Maiden of virtue and sin" (simply wonderful, Carlos, in imagery and flow)

I cannot thank you enough for such a rare moment shared, Fy Chyfaill Da ⁓ Richard🖌

Posted 1 Week Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Week Ago

Thank you, Richard, for such a kind and heartfelt review of this piece. It truly was an honor to wr.. read more
Richard🖌

1 Week Ago

The honor and thanks, Carlos, is humbly shared.🖌


Yn syml iawn syr .. ac wedi mwynhau'n fawr .. Neville :)

Posted 1 Week Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Week Ago

Diolch fy ffrind bardd.
Neville

1 Week Ago


Dim problem o gwbl, fy mhleser yn gyfan gwbl .. o' n diolch i'r sêr am google translate eh .. read more
Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Week Ago

Google is definitely my friend too haha. Thank you Neville.
This is poetry Carlos.
"Oh, Queen of Camelot; Queen of heart
Paint me in colors of death an depart"
I loved the above lines. We who seek the dance of death. We will find her. Thank you my friend for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Week Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Week Ago

Ah, to die in the arms of love is every hero's dream. No greater or nobler death than that. To me i.. read more

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