“Regret Me Not”

Image from BBC’s Merlin starring Angel Coulby as Guinevere and Santiago Cabrera as Lancelot

Author’s note: This is based more on the older retellings of the Guinevere and Lancelot romance. In the BBC version (which I love) Guinevere is far more attached to Arthur. I wrote this for fun. I do not own the image. Lancelot is way cuter than Arthur. (well, he is). Thank you for reading my work! ~ H

Abide by law, true love does not

For passion, be all sense forgot

So goes the tale of Lancelot

Who loved the Queen of Camelot.

And Guinevere was too besot

By the raven eyes of Lancelot

King Arthur’s eyes entranced her not

Like the burning gaze of Lancelot.

By Cupid’s bow, both hearts were shot

The great romance of Camelot

Her husband, Guinevere forgot

To her lover said, “Regret me not.”

“The married Queen of Camelot

I love her and my honor not

For this sin, in Hell I’ll rot

But regret her, I shall not.”

So mused the smitten Lancelot

Upon his soul no guilt would blot

The joyous spell of love begot

By his lovely Queen of Camelot.

Now King Arthur of Camelot

Had eyes blue as forget-me-not

But the raven eyes of Lancelot

Sang to the Queen, “Regret me not.”

So at the death of Camelot

When all that’s good was laid to rot

Sweet Guinevere and Lancelot

Had loved too deep to be forgot.

True love works by no way of plot

Some things are better done than not

Though sinful, they were ne’er forgot

Queen Guinevere and Sir Lancelot.

Blue as the fair forget-me-not

Was the sky of fallen Camelot

Dead were the Queen and Lancelot

And still they sang, “Regret me not.”

~ Helen Cryestira Viorel, Monday, July 8th, 2019

Image belongs to BBC

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