King Henry VIII is well known for his many wives, and for being the principal orchestrator of the Reformation in England*, some may not know that he was also a poet.
The eagle’s force subdues eache byrd that flyes—
What metal can resyst the, flaminge fyre?
Doth not the sunne dazle the cleareste eyes,
And melte the ice, and make the froste retyre?
The hardest stones are peircede thro’ wyth tools;
The wysest are, with princes, made but fools.
This poem was written by, apparently, by King Henry VIII upon falling in love with Anne Boylnne. I thought it was quite pretty.
Source( C. S. Lewis)
*The Reformation and King Henry VIII are a tricky subject. I will perhaps write more later.