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This poem is taken from PN Review 210, Volume 39 Number 4, March - April 2013.

Queen Elizabeth III Daniel King
I.1

Palimpsest of a playing card,
In mists of gilt and blister pearls -
Another text for Hilliard,
As semiotic nets unfurl,
Ensnaring now your narwhal's tusk,
And now Mestrelle before the dusk.
The mark of 1558 -
Aufhebung's moment challenged Fate,
As Gloriana too evolved,
With Dudley's strategy deferred,
The Pure Verities' puzzle solved,
And 'barred' John Dee's Angelic word,
Sealing off past incarnations,
Spurring Form regenerations.

I.2

The χώρα thus a postage stamp,
The left-turned profile's mytheme space,
The letter's violence decamped,
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