We have recently been enjoying Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up the Bodies, the second book in the Thomas Cromwell Trilogy, on audiobook. This is the first time that we’ve actually read (or listened to) the same book at the same time, and it’s been such a juicy, hilarious and infuriating book to discuss. I found myself making up haiku about the various courtiers in Henry VIII’s court, and Kimberly was kind enough to humor me. Here’s the best two that we came up with:
Cardinal Wolsey / was fat and wore a red cape / only Tom liked him
I won’t open this / letter from you but I will / kiss the envelope
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Leave your best Tudorian-inspired haiku in the comments!