Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Chris Qualls - Queen Elizabeth 1

This is the first of many stories of R. C. Qualls. I know him as Chris from the Macon Writer's group.

Half Moon Werewolves by [Qualls, R. C.]Half Moon Werewolves  is a graphic novel by R. C. Qualls.  It's a story of twins who were born to a werewolf during a government program which was designed to turn werewolves into soldiers. The program has been shutdown or has it?


Queen Elizabeth 1 was a writer of essays and poems. Remarkable in assuming a throne at 25 and running a country when women had little power and reigning for 45 years. Her father and mother were Henry the VIII and Anne Boleyn. Being childless, she was the last ruler of the Tudors.

On Monsieur’s Departure

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I grieve and dare not show my discontent, 
I love and yet am forced to seem to hate, 
I do, yet dare not say I ever meant, 
I seem stark mute but inwardly do prate. 
I am and not, I freeze and yet am burned, 
Since from myself another self I turned. 

My care is like my shadow in the sun, 
Follows me flying, flies when I pursue it, 
Stands and lies by me, doth what I have done. 
His too familiar care doth make me rue it. 
No means I find to rid him from my breast, 
Till by the end of things it be supprest. 

Some gentler passion slide into my mind, 
For I am soft and made of melting snow; 
Or be more cruel, love, and so be kind. 
Let me or float or sink, be high or low. 
Or let me live with some more sweet content, 
Or die and so forget what love ere meant.


  1. The lovely Sandra sent me - and I am grateful.
    Love your Quirky Q selections - and am amazed that Queen V the first wrote poetry.
    Thank you.

  2. Hi Ann - the Qualls book sounds a weird tale! Isn't that great to see Queen Elizabeth I's words ... I've never seen them before .. wonderful poem ... she certainly evoked her thoughts into words ... cheers Hilary

  3. I arrived via Sandra's blog. I have other friends playing the A to Z project. I like your choices and was impressed with your background info. I read somewhere years ago that Queen Elizabeth I wrote poems, but have never seen any until you shared this one.

    Now I'm off to visit your science blog.

  4. I was never aware of the Queen Elizabeth I poem either. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Werewolf soldiers might be hard to control.

  6. She sure could spin a verse indeed

  7. Hi! Sandra invited me to visit your blog...and here I meet werewolf soldiers and a queen who is a writer! How wonderful!!!
    You have a fascinating blog~

  8. That's the first Queen Elizabeth poem I'd ever read. She had one tough job.

  9. Queen Elizabeth I, a brave, wise woman I greatly admire. At a time when women were good only for chores around the house and breeding children, she showed great spirit and determination.
    Carmen from Dracula's country.

  10. Queen Elizabeth I sounds quite lonely when I read that poem. I bet she was.


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