Isabel. Buenos Aires, Fall 2014. Painting, Oil on canvas, Size: 47.2 W x 39.4 H in (120 W x 100 H cm).  © 2014 Florencia San Martin Brück/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Isabella of Castile

So humble a visage:
amongst reverent murmurs
the Catholic Queen Isabella rides.

How appropriate:
her face a font of grace,
pliant nose a sheer peak,
a razor’s edge of Pyreenic granite coated in cold frosts.

Dash on!
To forge a Kingdom as magnificent
as the mountains inherent in her blood.

© Eric S. Stachowiak.