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Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) Goodnight Ma'am

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary

Queen Elizabeth II - Goodnight Ma'am

 

 

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary

21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022

 

Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms from 6 February 1952 until her death in 2022.

She was queen regnant of 32 sovereign states during her lifetime and 15 at the time of her death.

Her reign of 70 years and 214 days is the longest of any British monarch and the longest recorded of any female head of state in history.

The Queen died on 8 September in Balmoral, Scotland, aged 96 after serving for 70 years as Britain’s head of the state.

 

Goodnight Ma'am

Ma’amalade sandwich Your Majesty?

 

Floral Tribute
 
Evening will come, however determined the late afternoon,
Limes and oaks in their last green flush, pearled in September mist.
I have conjured a lily to light these hours, a token of thanks,
Zones and auras of soft glare framing the brilliant globes.
A promise made and kept for life – that was your gift –
Because of which, here is a gift in return, glovewort to some,
Each shining bonnet guarded by stern lance-like leaves.
The country loaded its whole self into your slender hands,
Hands that can rest, now, relieved of a century’s weight.
 
Evening has come. Rain on the black lochs and dark Munros.
Lily of the Valley, a namesake almost, a favourite flower
Interlaced with your famous bouquets, the restrained
Zeal and forceful grace of its lanterns, each inflorescence
A silent bell disguising a singular voice. A blurred new day
Breaks uncrowned on remote peaks and public parks, and
Everything turns on these luminous petals and deep roots,
This lily that thrives between spire and tree, whose brightness
Holds and glows beyond the life and border of its bloom.
 
Simon Armitage 2022

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