Tudors on Showtime
Well, all this season, I've been lamenting that I always miss the Tudors when they're on Showtime.
Oh my doofusness!
I have forgotten that they're free with On Demand!!
So, guess what I'm doing right now?
Catching up! The neatest thing about having it On Demand is I can stop whenever I want. I can also pause and go to my Alison Weir books, The Wives of Henry the VIII and The Children of Henry the VIII and also go to my current favored book, "Literature of England" and get the low down on the back story with this Sir Thomas Wyatt and Ann Boleyn (pictured).
He's a Sir Thomas Wyatt poem for you:
Description of the Contrarious Passions in a Lover
I find no peace, and all my war is done;
I fear and hope, I burn, and I freeze like ice;
I fly above the wind, yet can I not arise;
And nought I have, and all the world I seize on,
That loseth nor locketh, holdeth me in prison,
And holdeth me not, yet can i scape no wise;
Nor letteth me live, nor die, at my devise,
And yet of death it giveth me occasion.
Without eye I see; and without tongue I plain:
I desire to perish, and yet I ask health;
I love another, and thus I hate myself;
I feed me in sorrow, and laugh in all my pain.
Likewise displeaseth me both death and life,
And my delight is cause of this strife.
- Sir Thomas Wyatt, 1557
I'm not the only one obsessed with all things Tudor:
PS This video's kinda silly but I still love the song.