Ma belle, are you well?
If you are well, why
do your eyes well with tears
as you wander in white
round home and hearth,
guarding your heart from those
who try to wish you well?

Be well, ma belle, and if
“all’s well that ends well,”
may you find an ending for all
of us in your pen and inkwell.

This is in response to Miz Quickly’s Day Twenty-Four challenge to rework one of our responses from this month by adding a larger-than-life character to it. I’ve struggled to add the Belle of Amherst to one of my poems. The poem needs work, but I like the concept.


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