Entrancing brown eyes

             Geneviève Bujold as Anne Boleyn

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