“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.”