A Stellar Tale

Lady Ursula fancied herself a star,
nay, bigger and better than that.
She with ostentatious tastes,
constellation better than most.

Daily she ate delectable treats.
Croissants, caviar, and fine patés
berries and truffles, chocolates too,
all as she sampled the finest of ports.

And as was her habit before the first snow,
into her four poster bed she’d go.
Curtains drawn, she nestled in down,
appetite sated, she slumbered to sleep.

N’er did she stir ‘till a bright April morn,
when bluebirds would warble and sun stream in.
Slowly she’d struggle to open her eyes
push herself upright, sit tall in her bed.

Suddenly famished she licked her lips
and stretching she toggled the service bell.
They chuckled and smirked hearing that sound
for they understood the secret she lived.

Their Lady Ursula, no Ursa was she
rather an Ursus she really be.


It’s OLN at dVerse today, the virtual pub for poets. This means we are free to post any poem of our choosing – no prompt. I had a little fun with this one. Hope you enjoy 🙂

18 thoughts on “A Stellar Tale

  1. Glenn Buttkus March 7, 2019 / 3:06 pm

    A light-hearted and clever tale.. In the 60’s I had a crush on Ursula Andress; silly me. When your Lady went into hyper-sleep, I figured Sci Fi or Fantasy awaited.


  2. kim881 March 7, 2019 / 3:13 pm

    That’s a fun poem, Lill, reminiscent of those old-fashioned poems for children, for example Struwwelpeter and the like, only for adults! But what a diet!

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  3. Frank Hubeny March 7, 2019 / 3:16 pm

    One, hopefully warm, way to spend the winter: “And as was her habit before the first snow,
    into her four poster bed she’d go.”

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  4. Shawna March 7, 2019 / 3:20 pm

    So yummy. Especially berries and truffles. ~Licking my lips. ❤

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  5. scotthastiepoet March 7, 2019 / 3:31 pm

    An inventive write Lillian – really enjoyed it…

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  6. msjadeli March 7, 2019 / 3:45 pm

    A bear’s nature is to be a bear, and what a bear she was. A lovely metaphorical tale!


  7. sanaarizvi March 7, 2019 / 4:14 pm

    Ohh this is delightful! ❤ I really enjoyed this one Lillian 😊


  8. rothpoetry March 7, 2019 / 4:44 pm

    This is such a great poem with a twist that I did not see coming! Very well done Lillian. Loved all your images of eating berries and caviar were perfect… also the finest of salmon!


  9. Grace March 7, 2019 / 5:56 pm

    Fun write Lillian. I was getting hungry with all the treats.


  10. areadingwriter March 8, 2019 / 9:23 am

    such a magical tale, this is. i thought of the constellations while reading this. 🙂


  11. mhmp77 March 8, 2019 / 12:11 pm


    Light humor is always a welcomed change! Hibernation is a respite they need during the cold months, yes!



  12. memadtwo March 8, 2019 / 12:59 pm

    This winter has definitely made me want to hibernate! And your poem made me smile. (K)


  13. navasolanature March 10, 2019 / 4:55 pm

    I love Ursula… Ursos Latin for bear. Here with have urso pardo, the Iberian brown bear.


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