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Etheral Empress -

Inspired by the Bridal painting of the Empress Elisabeth of the 19th century Austro-Hungarian Empire -

Elegance, strength as elegance,
elegance of spirit personified as if this extraordinary elegance
was born to be, beyond the devestation of mortals,
so far outside the boundries of the base & banal ravishings
prevelant within peoples' passions and purposes,
escaping expectations of equality,

graciousness was alive within her
like a landscape loved & leavened by a monogamous moonlight,
ebony overcome by the invigoration of ivory,
realising that genuine grace is a monument
of courage confronting chaos, crystallised composure,
she being a template and temple for hopefuls,

in all my experience I have witnessed no woman more ready for power,
more savoring for sacrafice, more able to abate avarice & acrimony,
Elisabeth, the emerald of an Empire,
Mother to minions, mistress of the misery & magnificence of the multitudes,
Master of the stout & savant,
such precocious puissance of personality, regal resilience,
my imagination renders eagles delivering sustenance to her,
bees bringing heavenscent -


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  1. Date: 3/12/2014 10:02:00 PM
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    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 3/15/2014 11:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Instead of sending images of microscopes and smiley faces NASA should send out into the constellations the image of Elisabeth. Let the ETs. view her and what she represents before engaging with us. I can see your constellation in my dreams Linda. J.A.B.
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 1:11:00 PM
    Justin, , making an appearance on the soup today. Only 2 wish you this coming year to be a glorious one in which rewards all your future poetry with success. I love the time I took out of the first day of the year. 1-1-2013* :-) Just to wish you the best of 2013. Take care my dear poet friend. One other thing, thank you for the best comment on my last poem. somehow I think only you knew what i was truly expressing.. love~ LINDA

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 1/2/2013 5:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I believe that I understand and appreciate your power & love Linda - you make me happy - have a magical year for all of us - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 9/5/2012 10:31:00 PM
    A wonderful tribute to this beautiful Empress, Justin. She had "referred to herself as Titania, Shakespeare's Fairy Queen", I believe that had been an accurate summary of herself.:) An avant garde Lady whom you've described with such passionate respect. Great couplet to end this write! Best wishes, love, Mikki

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 9/6/2012 6:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm very glad you appreciate Her as much as I do Mikki - Her portrait is just breathtaking! I do not know much about this Elisabeth, I am intrigued by your quote of her's,is that true? I'll investigate this Titania - I thank you for your love, I need it - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 9/4/2012 6:59:00 PM
    Justin, I really like this. For me it’s an elegant inspiration of what we have learned about high conflict paintings, through out the years. You offers a nice language within your distinguished poem. I love the way you took the landscape and involved it with high conflict of power. It is like the painting is looking through her eyes herself..A mastery witnessed off of her precious identity .. Like you said at the end.. HEAVEN-SCENT.. ~always~ PD

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 9/6/2012 6:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your analysis is stuningly unique PD., regarding in particular high conflict in art,in power - I'm certain that Henry Kissenger would value this appraisal just as much as I do my Sphinx - I'm thankful for your attention as always - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 9/2/2012 5:44:00 PM
    Stunning masterpiece!! Evey line was brilliant and bright, but I especially loved the line "ebony overcome by the invigoration of ivory" Simply splendid and fullof elegance and charm. Hey, what happened to your last avatar? I thought you looked cute. ;3 But this one is nice and interesting. Keep up the enrichening words, Justin! :) Aways, Laura Always, Laura

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 9/4/2012 5:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Awww, thank you... :)
    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 9/3/2012 12:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Laura - you have similarities with the grace of this woman - when you see something so beautiful its not difficult to express something of value - likewise,regarding the avatar - J.A.B. %