The "Persian Lady" Sonnet
The restless swallow fits my restless mind,
In still reviving still-renewing wrongs;
Her just complaints of cruelty unkind
Are all the music that my life prolongs.
With pensive thoughts my weeping stag I crown,
Whose melancholy tears my cares express;
His tears in silence, and my sighs unknown,
Are all the physic that my harms redress.
My only hope was in this goodly tree,
Which I did plant in love, bring up in care;
But all in vain, for now too late I see
The shells be mine, the kernels others' are.
My music may be plaints, my physic tears,
If this be all the fruit my love tree bears
It's about when women stop adoring men. Then they see what they
percieve of as the man's shortcomings. They couple with and
empower the man, 'crown the stag', which is all the confirmation that a
man needs to stay the exact same from then on.
Then they try to change him, plant the seeds, but to no avail. The
seeds that others have previously planted will grow long before their
seeds do. That leaves their seeds nothing but shells.
through this phase at about the time they are around 30-35 years old.
then they wise up. Both single women and wives do the same thing to
their men, or at least attempt to.
Many Buddhists and others on spiritual paths refuse to become involved with those of the opposite sex. It often just
slows down their growth tremendously, unless the other person(s) is more
spiritual. That's the reason for the teaching of a Dakini. The reason for celibacy is
that it goes the other way too and unless a person is very spiritual they can easily be
At least someone could figure out who the sitter was.
In 1977, historian Janet Arnold expanded on Yates' work, and concluded
that the sitter was most likely Anne Vavasour, mistress to both Oxford,
and then Sir Henry Lee. However, another painting by Gheeraerts that
was originally Lee's is the famous painting of Anne Vavasour that we
have seen in Oxfordian books. That painting is considered to be an
authentic likeness, so Janet Arnold reasoned that perhaps the sitter
was modeled after Anne's sister, Frances Vavasour.
Janet Arnold is absolutely right (and wrong) about the model being my sister
Frances since she didn't exist. She was another alias of mine.
(Since women can usually recognize people several times as accurate as
men then you can usually be pretty certain it's true when a woman says
a person is so and so. It's not that they are
more accurate so much as they are certainly faster to recognize. And it
is not just
persons, it's everything that could be a threat and their children. It
goes back to 'caveman' days when they
had to recognize danger really fast so they can hide or climb a tree.
aunt Lucy get eaten while she is trying to decide if that is a deer or
a lion, I saw his teeth and I am headed up the nearest tree with my two
kids while the old man gets macho donw below with his spear'.)
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