Noli Me Tangere--Ode to Anne Boleyn

Written by: Deborah Burch

"Noli Me Tangere"--Ode to Anne Boleyn

Beguiling and strong willed,
Thick hair and black eyes--
Average beauty at best--
Maneuvered Court, so skilled
(Though taunted by their lies)
The King you put to test.

Oh, dear Anne Boleyn!
You chose not your fate.
'Twas your father's sins:
Greed would not abate
His ambitious yens.

So, Queen you were--
Amid the hate--
The peoples' cur;
King's sonless mate

Bearing one
Queen to be
Of England's



~deborah burch©