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Saint Jeane d' Arc

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Saint Jeane d' Arc

With trembling legs 

             I climbed the concrete steps 

                                    to the place where my heroine

                                                                     ancestor once worshiped

Its Gothic architecture

embraced my soul ...

I opened the famous

cathedral doors reliving stories of long ago…

There she shined 

in all her glory...such a sparkling luminescence

a mosaic in stained glass of a French born maiden

the nectar of her innocence angrily drank by Satan

determined brave warrior whose faith would not falter 

her magnificent presence embraced the antique altar

                                 St. Michael and Catherine were her rocks of Gibraltar…

 Apparitions of events  threatened France’s throne

 A cross-dressed virgin King Charles disowned

 Burned at the stake for her heresy 

 My French ancestor’s bravery lives inside of me

                                   ( Such a parallel to Christ my King )


 I fell 






Gwendolen R.

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  1. Date: 7/8/2012 7:18:00 AM
    Beautiful tribute to one of if not the greatest heroine in history. I recently read a book of Joan Of Arc and was blown away by her unwavering moral courage in the face of such outright evil. Thanks for this wonderful poem!

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 4:50:00 PM
    I've always been fascinated with Joan of Arc. Great poem, Gwen. I really like the way you displayed it. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 3:28:00 PM
    A beautiful tribute to a woman of great courage not only did she hear voices, but she went out and conquered and won. Luv vie

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    Date: 7/7/2012 6:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    you are so right, Vie..I feel as tho your important point here should be included in my poem...I will consider revising soon....thankx dear.
  1. Date: 7/7/2012 3:15:00 PM
    Amen and amen again! You took me right to that shrine with you... Beautifully done, Gwendolen - Tim

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 2:15:00 PM
    Beautiful, simply beautiful write my friend! I'm having a hard time getting the pictures from my phone go onto my computer, so snappers might have to wait until I can get things to work out, maybe with a regular camera! This poem is very well written Gwendolen! Wonderful tribute! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 1:49:00 PM
    Oooo.... horrible things happen... a nice tribute and a great poem ... Terry

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 1:28:00 PM
    A beautiful and touching tribute to the young maid of Orleans.