In accordance with my contract with my new publisher, I have the right to submit the final version of my novel ‘Between Two Kings’ about Anne Boleyn by the 30th of June 2020. Therefore, I am now polishing the manuscript, adding something and making some descriptions more compact. I’ve added two poems composed in Anne’s honor by King François I of France. One of them is about her eyes.
I do feel the lurch and halt of my heart
When I stare right into my Anne’s eyes,
Full of enigma and beauty of my sweetheart,
Almost mythical contents I can see in them,
As if she were a creature of magical sunrise.
Yet, my Anne’s eyes are two brown pools of fire
That burns me with their intense, fine art –
Art of the majestic mystery of my sweetheart,
I discern in them my own Gardens of Eden,
My golden future and our long reign in France,
I’m hooked to my wife’s eyes which I adore.
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Text © 2020 Olivia Longueville