The Continuance Of Eleanore.

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An arrangement made /  Far too young

For Eleanore’s hand / a marriage plan

Her Pater made the choice /  secretly agreed

An aged Squire / monies sealed the deed.

With land for a voice. /  Eleanore had no choice,

Wardrobe chose, trunk closed./ Her parents she begged,

A luncheon to seal the deal/ they gave her as a chattel.

Diamonds bought success/ Her heart fluttered like a bird.

Without manners or finesse/ Tore away her innocence

Removed the bridal dress/ her cries no longer heard.

 

 

My second attempt at writing a Cleve, if unsure of what a Cleave is, or if you would like to read part 1 of Eleanore please click the link.

https://ellenbest24.wordpress.com/2016/04/01/the-arrogance-of-eleanore/

let me know what you think, or if you have tackled one yourself.

30 thoughts on “The Continuance Of Eleanore.

  1. Poignant. Isn’t it great to live in a country where we can choose who we marry, and divorce if it doesn’t work out? What a living death to bear the touch, and the children, of a man you despise.

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    1. If you look back this is part two of my attempt at a Cleave, the first one gives a description of the three part poem, then all becomes clear… I hope.
      Yes and yes to your statements, it is a better if not perfect place, within a democracy.

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  2. This is great Ellen! Glad you poached me 😉 Interesting take on cleave. I haven’t looked into what a cleave is, but based on what I read I thought it was opposites. I like your take, making it 2 opposing takes on the one event. Off to see your other one…

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          1. : ) I just read ‘glimpse of me’. I really enjoyed it, it was great to get an insight into your life as a writer. I love the idea of getting your neighbours to talk and provide the inspiration 🙂

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              1. Ha! well, it is what you do with it that counts. Life is a great inspiration. In fact, I personally think art is the pursuit of trying to understanding life, so using life as a starting point is probably the way to go! Looking forward to reading more…

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    1. You put the challenge out there ‘I’d like to see more from Eleanore’ said you. Once I mentally picked up your glove… gauntlet I had no choice. *whispers* “not unlike Eleanore really” *sniff*

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  3. A fitting continuance, with a seamless flow of style and substance. Very well done 🙂 and no, I’ve never tackled one, but will look for more to enjoy!

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