Thursday, April 2, 2009

Hot off the press

FIRSTLY, BEFORE YOU READ FURTHER...

STOP!!

HAVE YOU ENTERED THE GIVEAWAY? IF NOT, PLEASE DO SO! JUST LEAVE A LITTLE MESSAGE IN MY COMMENTBOX. MY FIRST YEAR BLOGGING ANNIVERSARY WILL BE CELEBRATED THIS COMING MONDAY WITH A GRAND DRAW AND IT JUST WON'T BE A PROPER CELEBRATION WITHOUT YOU.

But today there is no grand draw....there is, however, a bit of sketching going on. It seems that Sir Knight needed a backstory, and this little post at Julia's place supplied it.

If you are a new reader, then please feel free to catch up with the latest antics of our little Knight here and here and here.

This sketch goes out to Ellie and Caroline, with love.



Elzebeta Marionetta
Sent a letter
To the Queen:
“Dobry den,
Your Royal Highness,
I was wondering
How you’ve been.”

“You’ve been gone
For quite a while,
And although I know
You’re busy,
Your absence has put
All of us
In quite a big ol’ tizzy.

Since you left
On your grand tour,
Our play’s reviews
Have been quite poor.
Critics wrote:
‘This play’s a muddle,
Their wolf now plays
Jemima Puddle.’

Poor Wolfy cried
For two long days.
We cheered him up
In different ways.
Grandma hugged him,
I lent him my crown,
Knight tickled his whiskers,
But Wolfy still wears a frown.

Little Red then declared:
‘I will only wear blue!’
And then Grandma sneezed
(I think she might have the flu).
As for me,
I’ve worked hard
Ever since you’ve been gone,
For I’m a queen in the making
And the show must go on.

But now something has happened....
And I write with dismay that
My knight in shining armour
Has gone far away.
Knight said, ‘Princess my dear,
I must go find our Queen,’
Then he left with a clatter,
Never again to be seen.

Ten long days
We have waited,
Ten long nights
I have wept,
For his absence is
Truly
So hard to accept.

Now I hope that this letter
Will reach you post-haste,
For my birdie is fast,
Swiftest wind does she race.
If Knight’s with you already,
This request do not heed,
But if Knight is still missing,
Your royal help we do need.”

Your adoring,

Princess Elzebeta xxooxxoo

5 comments:

trashalou said...

Oh please say the knight was with the Queen when the bird got there!!

Stomper Girl said...

Congratulations on the blog-versary Eleanor, here's to many more!!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to wish you a happy Blogiversary too!
Your stories are fascinating.
Paola

Julia said...

I can't wait to read this to C when she gets home today!

laura said...

You made our day. kisses to you for thinking of us.

I'm sorry I've been absent from your commentbox lately. Ellie and I have both been down with the flu and strep throat. I hope you are doing better on your end! : ) Hugs!

PS I can't believe you have been blogging for a year now! If it's OK with you I'd love to send you a little something by snail mail?