The Poem a Day Challenge invites poets to produce a new work every day during April.
On April 4th 1581 an infamous British sailor-pirate was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I, on completing the first recorded circumnavigation of the Earth.
Arise, Sir Francis!
"We hear you've sailed all the way round.
You'll be glad you are back on firm ground -
Did we just hear you murmur
'She means terra firma'
Then off with your head, cheeky hound!"
In fact Drake died of dysentery, possibly brought on by the Queen's threat . . .