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Multas per gentes et multa per aequora vectus

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advenio has miseras, frater, ad inferias,

I arrived, brother, for these wretched funeral rites


ut te postremo donarem munere mortis

So that I might present you with the last tribute of death


et mutam nequiquam alloquerer cinerem.

and speak in vain to silent ash,


Quandoquidem fortuna mihi tete abstulit ipsum.

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Heu miser indigne frater adempte mihi,

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tradita sunt tristi munere ad inferias,

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accipe fraterno multum manantia fletu,

receive, dripping much with brotherly weeping.


atque in perpetuum, frater, ave atque vale.

And forever, brother, hail and farewell.



Adonais written by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Twenty-first Century Royal Wedding

(in Pantoum)

Part I

Hail! to the British Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second;
Hail! to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton
A commoner, from the ancient town of Reading, but records mentioned:
This stylish belle 's infant school in Jordan is British citizen.

Hail! to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton
Betrothed to Prince William; she wears his mum's engagement ring;
This stylish belle 's infant school in Jordan is British citizen;
The recycle-ring is a gorgeous thing on her finger, it does cling.

Betrothed to Prince William; she wears his mum's engagement ring;
She makes delicate and laudable steps in Princess Diana's shoes;
The recycle-ring is a gorgeous thing on her finger, it does cling,
But what will her bridal wear be? all media search for clues. 

She makes delicate and laudable steps in Princess Diana's shoes;
Meanwhile we know that Prince Charles love the game called bowls;
But what will her bridal wear be? all media search for clues,
While Prince Harry expedition to the north pole unfolds. 

Meanwhile we know that Prince Charles love the game called bowls;
His son, Prince William shares his Kate at the royal table,
While Prince Harry expedition to the north pole unfolds;
This royal wedding springs in full bloom to the world, on the tail of April. 

His son, Prince William shares his Kate at the royal table,
The wedding of the century, is a blessing in disguise
This royal wedding springs in full bloom to the world, on the tail of April.
The euphoria for Princess Di comes as no surprise. 

Part II
 
The wedding of the century, is a blessing in disguise;
Planting smiles anew on faces worldwide;
Euphoria for Princess Di, comes as no surprise;
Sprouting jobs from tanked economies, his wedding bells provide. 

Planting smiles anew on faces worldwide;
Shifting media's obsession with gloom, doom and conspiracy, 24/seven;
Pulling jobs out of tanked economies, his wedding bells provide;
Clearing minds, around the globe, away from Armageddon. 

Shifting media's obsession with gloom, doom and conspiracy, 24/seven;
All eyes on Prince William and his wedding cake do rest;
Clearing minds around the globe, away from Armageddon;
Glee blankets the world from north, south, east and the west. 

All eyes on Prince William and his wedding cake do rest;
Bringing shouts of joy from sea of people on streets flow;
Glee blankets the world from north, south, east and west;
Through tearing rain of joyful hearts Kate shows her Dianamatic glow. 

Bringing shouts of joy from sea of people on streets flow;
Unpretentiously Kate and William bring worldwide applause
Through tearing rain of joyful hearts Kate shows her Dianamatic glow;
As paparazzi pledge not to display their paws and claws. 

Unpretentiously Kate and William bring worldwide applause;
April showers threaten bride and groom on their special day,
As paparazzi pledge not to display their paws and claws;
Rain on wedding day is great karma, the ancestors truly did say. 

Part III

April showers threaten bride and groom on their special day,
The blessed rain will wash away mishaps, the muck and clutter ;
Rain on wedding day is great karma, the ancestors truly did say.
April flowers at their feet, two hearts meet with love he comforts her. 

The blessed rain will wash away mishaps, the muck and clutter;
Mixing traditional with the modern with pomp and pageantry,
April flowers at their feet, two hearts meet he comforts her;
Royal wedding fans camp on London streets with gleeful rhapsody. 

Mixing the modern and traditional with pomp and pageantry,
From news reports Bajans have been fed
Royal wedding, fans camp on London streets with gleeful rhapsody;
Four thousand miles and more, at four a.m. out of bed I must watch them wed.

From news reports Bajans have been fed
Prince William will not, be wearing a gold wedding ring;
Four thousand miles and more, at four a.m. out of bed I must watch them wed;
Taking care of mines, he ditched the gold wedding ring, mother earth thanks future king. 

Prince William will not, be wearing a gold wedding ring;
The Prince of Wales sheared sheep on the 'Long White Cloud' and likes organic food;
Taking care of mines, he ditched the gold wedding ring, mother earth thanks future king;
Environmental friendly toward everything that's the princely attitude. 

The Prince of Wales sheared sheep on the 'Long White Cloud' and likes organic food;
Throngs lined streets on wedding-eve bejeweled, by Prince William's handshake;
Environmental friendly toward everything that's the princely attitude,
In Buckingham Palace the wedding cake is baked for Prince William, and Kate. 

Part IV
 
Throngs lined streets, on wedding-eve bejeweled, by Prince William's handshake;
The wedding day Bajans have been waiting for is here; I'm dressed in my night wear;
In Buckingham Palace the wedding cake is baked for Prince William and Kate;
Off to the Royal wedding I go wearing Piers' and Cooper's headgear.

The wedding day Bajans have been waiting for is here; I'm dressed in my night wear;
Bajan culture and politics skirt in every way with British DNA;
Off to the Royal wedding I go wearing Piers' and Cooper's head-gear;
Independent though we be; monarchy in our hearts will ever stay.


Bajan culture and politics skirt in every way with British DNA;

Here, in Bimshire the monarchy's pretty bows and ribbons are free of cost;
Independent though we be the British monarchy in our hearts will ever stay,
Lending prestige to political governance the Governor General in permafrost.

Here, in Bimshire the monarchy's pretty bows and ribbons are free of cost;

Fulfilling such emotional needs through leaves of time making Bajans happy,
And lending prestige to political governance, the Governor General in permafrost,
Dressed for royal nuptials, Bajan Prime minister too in Westminster Abbey.

Fulfilling such emotional needs through leaves of time making Bajans happy
The invitation, to the wedding of Prince William and Kate; guess whose attending!
Dressed for the royal nuptials, Bajan Prime minister in Westminster Abbey
In London, where the wedding takes place in a Gothic setting.

The invitation to the wedding of Prince William and Kate; guess whose attending!
Royalty, Politico, Bolton and Best of Anglesey, Priests, celebrities including the Guy Ritchie
In London, where the wedding takes place in a Gothic setting,
And twenty-five million people around the globe in chairs, watching wedding on TV.

Part V

Royalty, Politico, Bolton and Best of Anglesey, Priests, celebrities including the Guy Ritchie
In Westminster Abbey, to witness Prince William wed Kate in a glittering ceremony,
And twenty-five million people around the globe in chairs, watching wedding on TV,
As voices rise to the singing of popular Welsh hymns and "God Save the Queen" ceremoniously.

In Westminster Abbey, to witness Prince William wed Kate in glittering ceremony;
His best man, Prince Harry found sister he always wanted in Kate;
As voices rise to the singing of popular Welsh hymns and "God Save the Queen" ceremoniously;
The sons of Princess Diana entered Abbey to joyous shouts, itrees shiver and shake.

His best man, Prince Harry found sister he always wanted in Kate;
Prince William and Prince Harry smiled and waved to delighted spectators
The sons of Princess Diana entered Abbey to joyous shouts, trees shiver and shake
On streets, of London chants of "we want Will, we want Will" from lips of teenagers.

Prince William and Prince Harry smiled and waved to delighted spectators
As they set off from Clarence House, their London home in a chauffeured Bentley
On streets of London, chants of "we want Will, we want Will" from lips of teenagers
Waving flags, anything, all sort of things, the dense crowds in streets immensely;

As they set off from Clarence House, their London home in a chauffeured Bentley
The groom and best man resplendent in military tunics arrived at Westminster Abbey;
Waving flags, anything, all sort of things, the dense crowds in streets immensely;
Prince William classically dressed to the bone, the handsome future king relaxed and happy.

The groom and best man resplendent in military tunics arrived at Westminster Abbey;
Pleasantly amused, those alien hats did display their youthful wearers' capers;
Prince William classically dressed to the bone, the handsome future king relaxed and happy;
Prince Charles, and radiant glow of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall marinated all royal flavours.

Part VI

Pleasantly amused, those alien hats did display their youthful wearers' capers;
Invited guests seated in Abbey now, but for US, President and First Lady yet to arrive;
Prince Charles, and radiant glow of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall marinated all royal flavours
In historic Abbey, consecrated December twenty-eight, ten hundred and sixty-five.

Invited guests seated in Abbey now, but for US, President and First Lady yet to arrive;
The forty-fourth President not there, baggers demand his long birth be certified by Crowe.
In historic Abbey, consecrated December twenty-eight, ten hundred and sixty-five;
My mind row and wade, the trump card might have kept President from wedding glow.

The forty-fourth President not there, baggers demand his long birth be certified by Crowe
Bad gas, constipation in gym, President on the ninth hole left to council with brave army;
My mind row and wade, the trump card might have kept President from wedding glow:
Sadden by gulf tornadoes, two wars, Middle East brawls, Bin Laden and Japs' tsunami.

Bad gas, constipation in gym, President on the ninth hole left to council with brave army;
Cooper's spraying set keeps them honest; denounces twisting words with covert theme;
Sadden by gulf tornadoes, two wars, Middle East brawls, Bin Laden and Japs' tsunami,
Toxic venom clogging and polluting waters billowing far; far beyond the Gulf stream.

Cooper's spraying set keeps them honest; denounces twisting words with covert theme;
Queen left Buckingham Palace in Bentley State Limousine, not in a horse drawn carriage;
Toxic venom clogging and polluting waters billowing far; far beyond the Gulf stream
The "ugly cow" remark, couldn't dampen Prince William and Kate on their day of marriage.

Queen left Buckingham Palace in Bentley State Limousine, not in a horse drawn carriage;
Bentley morphed parts of limousine so Queen Elizabeth II escapes claustrophobic Palace life;
The "ugly cow" remark, couldn't dampen Prince William and Kate on their day of marriage
When multitudes watched, Prince William in the sight of God took Catherine to be his wife.

Part VII

Bentley morphed parts of limousine so Queen Elizabeth II escapes claustrophobic life;
Clad in Angela Kelly pale yellow dress and hat, royal wedding fashion trends blending
When multitudes watched Prince Williams, in sight of God took Catherine to be his wife;
Queen Mary's true lovers knot brooch adorned this dress tradition and modern styles trending.

Clad in Angela Kelly pale yellow dress and hat, royal wedding fashion trends blending;
Majestic clout displayed Queen and Prince Philip abandoned limousine for carriage procession;
Queen Mary's true lovers knot brooch adorned this dress tradition and modern styles trending;
This brooch knots, loops and ties its ropes to another; emblematic of love and affection.

Majestic clout displayed Queen and Prince Philip abandoned limousine for carriage procession;
In Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, Philippa, sexiest maid of honor paparazzi ever seen
This brooch knots, loops and ties its ropes to another; emblematic of love and affection;
Bride maids gold with wild silk head to Lily of the Valley feet in Swarovski buckles sheen.

In Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, Philippa, sexiest maid of honor paparazzi ever seen;
Guarding bride maids those pages clad themselves in uniforms with Irish Guard insignia;
Bride maids gold with wild silk head to Lily of the Valley feet in Swarovski buckles sheen;
Red tunics, gold and crimson sashes and tassels, Irish Shamrock swayed free above the tibia.

Guarding bride maids those pages clad themselves in uniforms with Irish Guard insignia;
With smiles that lit up TV screens around the globe, Kate Middleton swept down the aisle;
Red tunics, gold and crimson sashes and tassels, Irish Shamrock swayed free above the tibia;
This union of Prince William and Kate, hope upon hope will revitalize the monarchy's lifestyle.

With smiles that lit up TV screens around the globe, Kate Middleton swept down the aisle;
Prince Charles kisses the hand of Queen Elizabeth II his mother
This union of Prince William and Kate, hope upon hope will revitalize the monarchy's lifestyle;
He shows deep affection for his mother, who attended his wedding  to Camilla, his lover.

Part VIII

Prince Charles kisses the hand of Queen Elizabeth II his mother;
Not in April 2005 when he married Duchess of Cornwall in civil wedding at Windsor Guildhall;
He shows deep affection for his mother, who attended his wedding  to Camilla, his lover;

Only at wedding service of blessing Queen was, skipped civil ceremony, crowd was too small.

Not in April 2005 when he married Duchess of Cornwall in civil wedding at Windsor Guildhall;
John public not enthralled in so many ways by Prince of Wales' second wedding ran by BBC;
Perfect father, raised two adorable sons, the Prince of Wales again wins hearts of all;
He'll make an awesome king mum says: son you shall be king for me to see how you be.

John public not enthralled in so many ways by Prince of Wales' second wedding ran by BBC;
Royal wedding  over at Westminster Abbey; joy filled priest made cartwheels down aisle;
He'll make an awesome king mum says: son you shall be king for me to see how you be;
He watched elder son, Prince William changed his commoner wife into royalty worthwhile.


Royal wedding over at Westminster Abbey;  joy filled priest made cartwheels down the aisle;
Two billion folks saw Prince William placed gold band on Kate, it seem like it will not fit;
He watched elder son, Prince William changed his commoner wife into royalty worthwhile;
Oh so classy! his cool maneuver on new gold band on finger fit, her royal state is now legit.

Two billion folks saw Prince William placed gold band on Kate, it seem like it will not fit;
Wedding band break down, Kate shifts engagement ring, makes way for 18 carat too
Oh so classy! his cool maneuver on new gold band on finger fit, her royal state is now legit.
Wedding of the Century over; wedding band, and engagement ring have juicy tales to chew

Wedding band break down, Kate shifts engagement ring, makes way for 18 carat too
Glad her gift of Welsh gold for his commoner wife on finger; Queen wears royalty smile;
Wedding of the Century over; wedding band, and engagement ring have juicy tales to chew;
In mini battle of the wedding band, subtle maneuvering tactics swiftly caught the eye.

Part IX

Glad her gift of Welsh gold for his commoner wife on finger; Queen wears royalty smile;
This gorgeous wedding band made from Welsh rarest of gold;
In mini battle of the wedding band, subtle maneuvering tactics swiftly caught the eye;
Emblematic of tight control! Her Royal Highness welcomes commoner to her household.

This gorgeous wedding band made from Welsh rarest of gold
Snuggles finger William and Catherine stood before Archbishop of Canterbury repeated vows;
Emblematic of tight control! Her Royal Highness welcomes commoner to her household;
Dressed in ivory and white satin gazar of Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen fashion house.

Snuggles finger, William and Catherine stood before Archbishop of Canterbury repeated vows;
Catherine Middleton the commoner scaled steep steps; now sits in second row on British throne
Dressed, in ivory and white satin gazar of Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen fashion house;
A touch of Queen Elizabeth's wand, rebrand her Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is now known.

Catherine Middleton the commoner scaled steep steps; now sits in second row on British throne,
The wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus
A touch of Queen Elizabeth's wand, rebrand her Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is now known;
Queen adds pertness, terseness and firmness in dukedom, earldom and barony for her purpose.

The wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and the Baron of Carrickfergus;
Pippa, her sister's beauty lies within her curvaceous derriere sustained by the regimen of Pilates;
Queen adds pertness, terseness and firmness in dukedom, earldom and barony for her purpose:
There is the rebirth of monarchy, through blending of classicism with modernism and ecospecies.

Pippa, her sister's beauty lies within her curvaceous derriere sustained by the regimen of Pilates;
Maid of honour duties behind her, what will Pippa's celebrity derriere on facebook do for her now?
There is the rebirth of monarchy, through blending of classicism with modernism and ecospecies;
Will Pippa go the highroad since calm winds blow the boughs on the House of Windsor somehow?


Part X

Maid of honour duties behind her, what will Pippa's celebrity derriere on face book do for her now?
Prince William and his new bride Kate, Duchess of Cambridge left Abbey after their marriage
Will Pippa go the highroad since calm winds blow the boughs on the House of Windsor somehow?
Sandwiched between guests at Abbey, the newly weds walked down the aisle to waiting carriage.

Prince William and his new bride Kate, Duchess of Cambridge left Abbey after their marriage;
He bows and his wife curtsies in front Queen Elizabeth the Second as they left Westminster
Sandwiched between guests at Abbey, the newly weds walked down the aisle to waiting carriage,
Having walked passed the tomb of the Unknown Warrior, laid there during November's winter.

He bows and his wife curtsies in front Queen Elizabeth the Second as they left Westminster;
No kiss at the Abbey Altar during the Royal wedding, but she vowed to love and comfort him;
Having walked passed tomb of the Unknown Warrior, long laid there during November's winter;
Outside Abbey now, confetti cannons rained down on newly weds, crowds full of vigour and vim.

No kiss at the Abbey Altar during the Royal wedding, but she vowed to love and comfort him;
Seated in a 1902 State Landau carriage through a Horse guards parade to Buckingham Palace
Outside Abbey now, confetti cannons rained down on newly weds, crowds full of vigour and vim.
The Duchess dressed in sensational, regal and stunning satin gown with long-sleeved ivory lace.

Seated in a 1902 State Landau carriage through a Horse guards parade to Buckingham Palace
The fairytale horse-drawn carriage, with happily married couple waving to cheers in streets;
The Duchess dressed in sensational, regal and stunning satin gown with long-sleeved ivory lace;
For the beautiful bride and charming groom, best wishes worldwide kept pouring out from tweets.

The fairytale horse-drawn carriage, with happily married couple waving to cheers in streets;
At Buckingham Palace, bride and groom cut eight-tiered wedding cake at exclusive reception
For the beautiful bride and charming groom, best wishes worldwide kept pouring out from tweets
Outside Buckingham Palace thousands have gathered; its balcony draws worldwide attention.

Part XI

At Buckingham Palace, bride and groom cut eight-tiered wedding cake at exclusive reception;
The newly weds appeared on famous balcony and kissed in a way that was beyond ceremonial;
Outside Buckingham Palace thousands had gathered; its balcony draws worldwide attention;
The crowd roared with excitement as newly weds kissed, kisses so passionate, and so emotional.

The newly weds appeared on famous balcony and kissed in a way that was beyond ceremonial;
In Aston Martin Seychelles Blue DB6 Volante, they sealed balcony kisses on wheels that spun;
The crowd roared with excitement as newly weds kissed, kisses so passionate, and so emotional;
Ridding high on their bioethanol horse gulping a gallon, on grape wine, eight miles it did run.

In Aston Martin Seychelles Blue DB6 Volante, they sealed balcony kisses on wheels that spun
In 1969 this car, gift to his dad on his twenty-first birthday, from his mother, the British Queen;
Ridding high on their bioethanol horse gulping a gallon, on grape wine, eight miles it did run;
Festooned with festive balloons; ribbons arrowed L-plates : Learners in Love seen on the green;

In 1969 this car, gift to his dad on his twenty-first birthday, from his mother, the British Queen;
Newly weds left palace after buffet wedding reception for Clarence House; William at the wheel;
Festooned with festive balloons; ribbons arrowed L-plates: Learners in Love seen on the green;
His buds of love bloomed in April flowers on her from head to toes; love they could not conceal.

Newly weds left palace after buffet wedding reception for Clarence House; William at the wheel;
'Just Wed' stuck on the rear of Volante LOL, caught the eyes of the crowd; exuberance blazing;
His buds of love bloomed in April flowers on her from head to toes; love they could not conceal
Queen climbing steps to her palace sees a sea of people rejoicing, soliloquised, "its amazing!"

'Just Wed' stuck on the rear of Volante LOL, caught the eyes of the crowd; exuberance blazing;
Flying over the Aston Martin were RAF colleagues of the Prince in Sea King Helicopter;
Queen climbing steps to her palace sees a sea of people rejoicing, soliloquised, "its amazing!"
Waiting to see if the aerospace manoeuvre hints, that their honeymoon could be in Gloucester.

Part XII

Flying over the Aston Martin were RAF colleagues of the Prince in Sea King Helicopter;
At Clarence House bride changes wedding dress; transitioning from commoner to royal wife;
Waiting to see if the aerospace manoeuvre hints that their honeymoon could be in Gloucester.
Back at Palace for second reception hosted by Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, for life.

At Clarence House, bride changes wedding dress; transitioning from commoner to royal wife;
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wears strapless evening gown with a chic, fringed white shrug
Back at Palace for second reception, hosted by Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, for life.
This royal wedding with worldwide approval shows that British Monarchy is no royal humbug.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wears strapless evening gown with a chic, fringed white shrug;
Bride shifted classic hairstyle at Abbey wedding; now dramatic hair waves in front frame her face;
This royal wedding with worldwide approval shows British Monarchy is no royal humbug;
The Instrument of Consent  and William's James Bond moment skyrocketed monarchy's fan-base.

Bride shifted classic hairstyle at Abbey wedding; now dramatic hair waves in front, frame her face;
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall wears light blue hand embroidered floor-long Anna Valentine dress;
The Instrument of Consent and William's James Bond moment skyrocketed monarchy's fan-base.
Both Duchesses were dressed at their royal best; no ribbons and bows or pernickey nonsense.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall wears light blue hand embroidered floor-long Anna Valentine dress;
At wedding reception for 'Just Wed', guests sat at circular tables with white flowers and candles;
Both Duchesses were dressed at their royal best; no ribbons and bows or pernickety nonsense;
Party tables named after places dear to newly weds; they drink and toast with vetted multinationals.

At wedding reception for 'Just Wed', guests sat at circular tables with white flowers and candles;
Royal honeymoon takes spotlight; not Gloucester so where will they go, guessing game has begun;
Party tables named after places dear to newly weds, they drink and toast with vetted multinationals;
Duchess of Cornwall and heir to throne recaptures the hearts of all of us, hosted this party for his son.

(Please wait for the continuation)
 
© Paterika Hengreaves
April 25, 2011/St James, Barbados



2 comments:

Bob McKerrow said...

Dear Paterika, I enjoyed that. I delightful tribute to a delightful couple. I posted a clip on my blog showing the wedding rehearsal. Warm regards, Bob

PATERIKA HENGREAVES, Poet Laureate said...

Hi Bob

Thanks

Hope you will be back to read the other verses to the poem.

Take care
Paterika

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God of Nations at Thy feet,
In the bonds of love we meet,
Hear our voices, we entreat,
God defend our free land.
Guard Pacific's triple star
From the shafts of strife and war,
Make her praises heard afar,
God defend New Zealand.

Men of every creed and race,
Gather here before Thy face,
Asking Thee to bless this place,
God defend our free land.
From dissension, envy, hate,
And corruption guard our state,
Make our country good and great,
God defend New Zealand.

Peace, not war, shall be our boast,
But, should foes assail our coast,
Make us then a mighty host,
God defend our free land.
Lord of battles in Thy might,
Put our enemies to flight,
Let our cause be just and right,
God defend New Zealand.

Let our love for Thee increase,
May Thy blessings never cease,
Give us plenty, give us peace,
God defend our free land.
From dishonour and from shame,
Guard our country's spotless name,
Crown her with immortal fame,
God defend New Zealand.

May our mountains ever be
Freedom's ramparts on the sea,
Make us faithful unto Thee,
God defend our free land.
Guide her in the nations' van,
Preaching love and truth to man,
Working out Thy glorious plan,
God defend New Zealand.

Anthem 2

God Save the Queen

God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save The Queen.
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save The Queen.

O Lord our God, arise,
Scatter our enemies,
And make them fall;
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks;
On thee our hopes we fix:
God save us all.

Thy choicest gifts in store
On her be pleased to pour,
Long may she reign.
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice,
God save The Queen.

Note: The second verse of 'God Save The Queen' is commonly omitted.

Edmund Hillary

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Patricia (aka Paterika) obtained her post-primary education at the SDA Secondary School in Barbados and its affiliate College (Caribbean Union College) in Trinidad and Tobago. She graduated from Shaw College of Business, Toronto, Canada in 1969. She received the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) scholarship in 1976 to study Teacher Education at McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 1980. Also, the British Council Award to study Information Technology at Tresham College, Kettering in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom in 1991. She published her first book of poems in 2005 while in New Zealand. Her flair for writing came to the fore in the many articles she wrote for “Image”; a magazine published by the Police Wives Association of Barbados (PWA) during the late eighties and early nineties.

Her community outreach activities stemmed from her involvement with the Lions Club North of Barbados as one of its Secretaries and where she worked closely with the Education Committee of that Club. She is a founder member of the Police Wives Association of Barbados. She held for a long time, the post of Secretary before becoming one of PWA’s Presidents.

Patricia started her career as a young teacher in the Primary School System of Barbados. This career-span lasted more than forty years. During her career climb, she took time off for study-leave and travel. Her many years spent in academia allowed her to hold the position of a Primary School teacher, Secondary School teacher, Head of Business Studies, Chief Examiner for Caribbean Examinations Council, Education Officer seconded to the Division of School Management and Supervision in 1993 to the Barbados Ministry of Education. In 1997, she returned to her substantive post of Tutor at Erdiston Teachers’ Training College, a position she held for seventeen years. Patricia’s classroom teaching has been influenced by the philosophy of constructivism. She is a proponent of curriculum integration and believes that themes are the fusion blocks for it, and that it requires the use of thematic lesson plans and topic webs. Now Tutor Emeritus she devotes much of her time to travel both local and overseas and to writing in the muse.

Patricia writes under the pseudonym of Paterika Hengreaves. In her voluminous book of poetry, Volume 1 was published in New Zealand in 2005 whereas; Volume 2 was published in 2007 by AuthorHouse, USA. In each volume she has poems which depict such forms as the ballad, cinquain, epic, haiku, ode, pantoum, paradelle, senryu, sestina, sonnet, tanka, terza rima triolet, villanelle and free verse. She has developed a new poetic form called the Hendianne Sonnet found in Volume 2. This Hendianne Sonnet is made up of three quatrains and an ending couplet with all the verses written in Iambic Pentameter. The first quatrain introduces the theme or problem. The next two quatrains provide the resolution. A “twist” comes at the beginning of the last quatrain. This turn signals a change in the tone, mood or stance of the poem. The end-rhymes in each verse follow a determined rhyme scheme. The influence of the Shakespearean Sonnet can be seen in the structure of the Hendianne Sonnet.

Paterika speaks passionately about her poetry. The intended purposes of her poetry is to bring pleasure reading to all members of the family; to enhance the capabilities for self-instruction in the various poetic genres, and to provide a ready assortment of classroom support materials for constructivists educators in the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of the education system. She equates the success of her undertaking in terms of the achievement of any one of these goals.

It is not at all surprising to see that her career has enormous impact on the layout and purposes served by her poetry book. The visual impact of this book of poems is truly marvellous. Paterika is an artist “par excellence” who has a rare gift of painting picturesque scenes with words steeped in such imagery and thought that her readers feel compel to visit each poem again and again. Since 2005 on World Diabetes Day, Paterika has given donations from the proceeds of the sale of her poetry book to the Diabetes Association of Barbados.

Poetry For All Seasons: Poems, Forms and Styles by Paterika Hengreaves

Overview:

It is a poetry book for teachers and persons who find much pleasure in reading poetry in its various genres. All the poems in this delightful book carry with them comments and relevant notes from the poet. These poems and commentaries should provide useful resource materials for classroom instruction; for persons who wish to horn the skills of writing and the reading of poetry on their own, and for persons who like to read poetry for the pleasure it brings.

Poetry is one of the ways educators have at their disposal for integrating concepts across Language Arts, Social Studies, Business Studies, Natural Sciences, Natural History, Mathematics, Home Economics, Health and Family Life, Movement and Dance. In this book, educators are sure to find themes which relate to aging, animals, birds, celebrations, communications, death, entertainment, the environment, exploration, horticulture, health, insects, leadership, leisure, legends, marketing, manufacturing, myths, seasons, specialization, technology, tourism, travel, waste management, water. The list is by no means exhaustive. So, in a remarkable way, this poetry book accomplishes three main goals:

1. A textbook for teaching poetry

2. A resource book for constructivist teachers,
tutors and instructors

3. Pleasure reading for all members of the family


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Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication Date: September 2007
ISBN: 9781434306708
Pages: 200
Pictures: 23
Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.2 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pound
Type: Paperback

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