The Disappearance of Matilda Bassette and Her Halcyon Rule
All the dulcet days, dancing and praise, city hearts all ablaze
All the redolent years, the bliss and the cheers, and the jubilant tears
Now it’s clear more than ever that these days won’t return
Unless we can find Matilda, greatest queen we have ever known
Everybody has searched, prayed during church, but we still reminisce
Where could Matilda have gone, and why would she go? Is there something amiss?