Monumental Greatness

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There's a lot I could write about the death of Queen Elizabeth.  But I'm limiting myself to two brief acknowledgements of her greatness.

Here's Philip Larkin:

In times when nothing stood
But worsened, or grew strange,
There was one constant good:
She did not change.


And here's Ted Hughes:

A nation's a soul
A soul is a wheel
With a crown for a hub
To keep it whole.

Both brief appreciations (for her silver jubilee) are inscribed on a monument erected in 1977 in London's Queen's Square.

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