Posted by: Ron DuBour | April 15, 2016

Tea with Sir Walter Raleigh~by ROXI ST. CLAIR


 

 

Tea with Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh

We sat on the veranda
of his hotel room
and sipped tea
while he
lamented
about the
continent he
just crossed
leaving a land
more civilized
than this.
I asked him
how Liz was
doing and
if she
was
still
a virgin…

He said,
“She lost
her maidenhood
and I, my head.
We don’t get
around much
anymore”
he said.

He talked
while I listened
and sipped tea.

Nostalgia…
comes with the
smell of tea,
you know.

© Roxi St. Clair

Sir Walter Raleigh, English adventurer, writer, and favorite courtier of Queen Elizabeth I, was beheaded in London, under a sentence brought against him for conspiracy against King James I.


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  1. What an imagination!


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