A smile of timeless poise abides
As distant, disparate kin convene.
A steely wisdom subtly guides
With noble wit and vision keen.
Enthroned in grace, her pose is still,
But eyes of dauntless age disport.
The glories of her glances fill
The corners of her comely court.
The season shifts. An era ends.
That seemly soul departs the scene.
Her reign remains as she ascends
To realms that best befit a queen.