Friday, August 28, 2009

Finally I finished May! I'm a great fan of British history and specifically Tudor history. May's BJP is dedicated to Anne Boleyn and is based on a poem written about her by Sir Thomas Wyatt. It's loosely based on this picture of Anne. Anne was the 2nd wife of Henry VIII. I won't detail her story here as it's pretty easy to find online if you don't know it! On May 29, 1533 Anne was crowned Queen of England. Three years later, on the 19th of May 1536, she was executed. She paid a high price for those three years.

Whoso List To Hunt
Sir Thomas Wyatt

Whoso list to hunt, I know where is an hind,
But as for me, alas, I may no more.
The vain travail hath wearied me so sore,
I am of them that farthest cometh behind.
Yet may I by no means my wearied mind
Draw from the deer, but as she fleeth afore
Fainting I follow. I leave off therefore,
Since in a net I seek to hold the wind.
Who list her hunt, I put him out of doubt,
As well as I may spend his time in vain.
And graven with diamonds in letters plain
There is written, her fair neck round about:
Noli me tangere, for Caesar's I am,
And wild for to hold, though I seem tame.
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