This is the story of the Loneliest Queen and the disastrous gift she received from the Wizard Gukh.
It expands upon a story told in the description of Mirror Mirror, a magic item proposed but not accepted for inclusion in the GM guide of Lamentations of the Flame Princess.
Only today, when googling the correct spelling of 'loneliest' did I stumble upon an article about Elizabeth Bishop. It appears serendipitous. I will explore further, starting with this article by Harriet Staff:
Oops lost the link. But I'm now reading Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast by Megan Marshall.