The last in the monarchy of lions

Royal love

In the time of silence, when dimness is all I see,
you can make me believe the world is maybe royal.
Across the bed with silk and mirrors, where lies my pride,
you may convince me I’m the last in the monarchy of lions.

If the edges of my ivory gown touch the ballroom floor,
you can turn into ashes my crystal crown, let my hair flow down.
And when the neon in your eyes set in flames my naive heart,
I can even let you call me a Queen, I can accept your endearment.

But in mornings with coffee, when the sound of traffic is all I hear,
don’t say a word, don’t send me orchid petals in envelopes.
When your voice is just an echo in the distance, I tremble under
the spell of my own world, for I can only be a lady, but never royal.


"Eleanor of Aquitaine" by elsasofiaprisi on


 © 2011  Broken Sparkles


48 Responses to “The last in the monarchy of lions”

  1. Olivia Says:

    How can a post be royal and day to day matterly, dreamy yet realistic and yet mesmerizing..? The image suits the words perfectly. Often it’s thoughts about you that assures me through the coldest of nights.. :)

    Sending you warm hugs xoxox

  2. pamela Says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  3. southwindtrails Says:

    The words you chose are perfect, they create such a regal and opulent world. Wonderful.

  4. Jingle Says:

    playful and beautiful..

    Thanks for linking.


  5. Cherlyn Says:

    I like how hopeful this poem feels, it is nice contrast of reality and fantasy. Great job!

  6. Ina Says:

    Lovely! This Eleanor of Aquitaine is an ancester of mine lol, she did a lot for the art in her days, so she would have loved this poem! Her life was amazing!

  7. Mary Says:

    Oh, this a very well done. I like the word play, and the contrast of the time of silence and the moninh of coffee and traffic noise.

  8. Life: Between the lines Says:

    I wish to be royal, well I am even in my denims :)
    I enjoyed the wording, beautiful, enthralling! Happy tuesday! :)

  9. A.B. Thomas Says:

    wow, tis such a great write milady!

  10. Jamie Dedes, all rights reserved Says:

    This is stunning, Blaga. Absolutely stunning. I wasn’t going to long on tonight. I’m so glad I did. You’ve made my evening. I will come back to read it again. Just lovely, lyrical, evocative …

  11. Cheryl Says:

    I love your writing, Blaga. It reminds me of the movie Camelot and the song, “What do the simple folk do?” What a beautiful arrangement of words. Simply lovely…

  12. deadpoet88 Says:

    Beautiful, the imagery is lovely!

    My favorite line was “don’t say a word, don’t send me orchid petals in envelopes.”

    It really brought out the pain of being away from someone you love, when you cannot reach out and touch them.

  13. Lisa Says:

    A perfect poem, truly. Flows and has beautiful imagery.

  14. Reflections Says:

    Beauty, pride, tender touches by the strength that lies within. nice.

  15. plaridel Says:

    an example where the romantic meets the realist. well done.

  16. Caribbean Fool Says:

    Very much enjoyed your take! Impressive use of literal minded symbolism (i.e. royalty, identification, self, etc.) to make your point. My only quibble? That is NOT a picture of Katherine Hepburn in your post. We all know that only KH could do justice to EoA!


  17. Kavita Says:

    Those last few lines gave the poem a whole new meaning!!
    Whheeeww!! I was imagining all kinds of blue blood here… and then I see that twist!! You did it so remarkably well, Blaga!!
    And your choice of words was simply perfection!!!!!
    I couldn’t help but feel a little sad for here (towards the end)…but her pride did not allow me to do that.. :)
    Loved this one!!!!

  18. The Reason You Come Says:

    Oh, this is majestic! I think this is my favorite among your poems, and one of my favorites among the Potluck entries. This is truly an excellent piece of work!

  19. redroom10 Says:

    I like the dreamlike quality of this..very evocative :)

  20. kolembo Says:

    haha…there I was in my velvet gown! don’t send me orchid petals in envelopes! Ak! The image! great, thank you.

  21. dan Says:

    Even royalty has to face the day. And though morning coffee, sunlight, traffic noises, and his absence diminish the feelings felt at night, you are still a queen. A leopard can’t change her spots, and neither can a lioness from the lion monarchy.

  22. Paula Tohline Calhoun Says:

    This poem is truly extraordinary! Makes me so much more appreciative of your comments on mine, by seeing such a poet’s work as yours. The meter is flawless, and has a rhyme of its own, which is so important, in my opinion, to verse of this type. Congratulations!

  23. bward42 Says:

    Brilliant! That is all I need to say. Utterly enchanting!

  24. Alix Moore Says:

    I love love love the imagery in this–especially the first 2 lines–goosebumps.

  25. ladynimue Says:

    your lines so so touch my heart .. and the technical aspect of it .. brillaintly handeled ! lovely poem again ..

  26. Marissa Says:

    As always, beautiful writing, elegant poetry! ~Marissa

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