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Queen of hearts

Queen of hearts

Playing tracks by

Juice Newton, Anna Clyne, Weyes Blood, Billie Holiday, Aafke Romeijn and more.

How comes it, Flora, that, whenever we
Play cards together, you invariably,
However the pack parts,
Still hold the Queen of Hearts?

I've scanned you with a scrutinizing gaze,
Resolved to fathom these your secret ways:
But, sift them as I will,
Your ways are secret still.

I cut and shuffle; shuffle, cut, again;
But all my cutting, shuffling, proves in vain:
Vain hope, vain forethought, too;
That Queen still falls to you.

The Queen of Hearts by Christina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

Image: Anita Anti