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These barren walls Keep me chaste Vows of silence Diminish nothing of wanton passions of the past Days in silence, looking upwards to God Thoughts linger, to where true love lies I toil in Gods works Knees now as rocks All of Gods floors, so clean Daily rituals, in quiet do I share Our virtues preserved, hidden from worldly sins But I have loved, yes, and long I still do Illusions of piety, they scare me not Love stirs goodness, surely no sin The days of eternal springs Gardens so fresh, flowers in bloom Hand in hand, with his intellect and charm Beauty within, for we dared the philosophical Arms and legs entwined, deep in thoughts My professor of life, and thinker to all He belonged to France Nobility, and all We parted in love, Who sees my tears, behind these walls? Our reasoning lost to passions turn He admits not, the love he yearns His Order condemns, his inquisitive thoughts He burns what he writes Heretic or not A leader of philosophy, a greatness in his time A fate, that brings upon me guilt His torture of manhood, he suffered much pain Questioning his intellect, is love, his very brain Each to our separate, Abbeys’ of god Vows of silence, yet the ink flowed Reliving now, what surely, should have been A love so great, why considered a sin? Has not this society, any compassion at all? Learned I was in Latin and Hebrew And so with the pen, letters did flow And from afar, in pain, our love re-lived Passions in ink, became again exposed Alas he is older by a fortnight or many He longed for love, yet he fights from within His values, his passions, his life’s dedications His soul has been burned, wounded by time Ending his years, thinking seduction undone Redemption shall be waiting, from the heavens above My love Abelard, my tears you never saw I was strong, as you gave me the strength to be And I, was happy, knowing our desires shared The angels will tell you, your fame will endure For the greatest of all philosophies Our love will be Abelard and Heloise are one of the most celebrated couples of all time, known for their love affair... and for the tragedy that separated them. Abelard (1079-1142) Heloise (1101-1164)

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Date: 10/20/2015 10:02:00 AM
TRULY GREAT POEM. A GREAT FIND FOR ME TODAY. Again your super writing talent on display!!! A7
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Date: 10/21/2015 12:44:00 AM
Thank you Robert, ironically off to Paris in a few hours!
Date: 5/7/2015 10:06:00 PM
Are you sure you would have wanted to be him? He was chopped THERE, you know, Mr. Simon Cowell! lol!
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Date: 5/7/2015 10:08:00 PM
Yes but for the love of Heloise, this a small price to pay! Without love the heart dies anyways......
Date: 5/7/2015 9:49:00 PM
Had to look up the narrative of their love story. Their truth is more complex than all those fictions written by renowned writers! I admire Heloise, for her consistency, her intelligence and eloquence. Not many are like her! Your poem has captured the angst and the complexity, in an encapsulated version. A 7 and a fav! KIM :)
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Date: 5/7/2015 9:55:00 PM
You are so kind and sweet, I wish I was called Abelard and not Simon!
Date: 5/5/2015 7:31:00 AM
Arthur, beautifully penned love story, a tragedy, well done 7 and congratulations on the honour of featured poem for this week
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Date: 5/7/2015 10:39:00 PM
Thank you Broken wings, very kind of you!
Date: 5/5/2015 2:22:00 AM
Excellent writing, Arthur. This depicts passionate love and sexuality against guilt and denial caused by rabid religiosity wrapped beautifully in a poetical way. I can feel her anger and despair, and how she longs for her lover dearly. To love is never be a sin. I enjoyed it, thanks for creating this :)
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Date: 5/7/2015 10:39:00 PM
You are so very kind Miriam! :)
Date: 5/4/2015 5:11:00 AM
not a story I am familiar with Arthur thanks fro bringing it to life in your wonderful poem:-) congrats on being featured on the home page:-) Hugs jan xx
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Date: 5/7/2015 10:38:00 PM
Thanks Jan! hugs
Date: 5/3/2015 8:59:00 PM
Hi Arthur, Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. SKAT love
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Date: 5/7/2015 10:38:00 PM
thank you
Date: 5/3/2015 7:54:00 PM
Arthur, Dropped by to say hi and congratulate you on having your poem selected by Soup's Administration. This is a wonderful poem to have featured on the homepage. ~Always & Forever~ LINDA
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Date: 5/7/2015 10:37:00 PM
thank you
Date: 7/15/2014 9:14:00 PM
Allo, c'est Danae Genois. tu as un talent execptionelle!
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Date: 5/7/2015 9:56:00 PM
Merci bien
Date: 4/20/2014 5:10:00 AM
:) I am not so familiar with the story though from your write I can sense that these lovers love is against all odds,..... so to be familiarized I did lil research.. :) sad moving prose........... ..., it's hard when the only one you are holding onto is love but it's even harder when that love is taken away by force and not by will....---olive eloisa... :)
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Date: 3/7/2013 9:01:00 PM
Absolutely hauntingly sad and beautiful at the same time. What a sad, sad story they had. You have truly captured the essence of their tragedy with the excellent flow of your gloriously, penned words
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Date: 3/7/2013 9:14:00 PM
Thank so much, very kind of you! :)
Date: 3/4/2013 11:10:00 PM
Arthur, I read the book about 20 years ago and was greatly impressed by their story. It is my favorite love story of all time, more tragic than Romeo and Juliet because Heloise, at least, endured torture of her love until he died. I pray they are together now and that they now see their folly in denying their love!
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Date: 3/5/2013 4:20:00 PM
Glad you enjoyed, This tale int as well known as Romeo and Juliet for sure, one of the reasons I decided to write about it!!
Date: 3/4/2013 11:10:00 PM
and GREAT writing too.
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Date: 3/4/2013 12:27:00 PM
Beyond excellent, Arthur! One of the greatest love story, if not the greatest! The teachings of the very one in whose name the church claimed to worship never recognized true love...the error continues to day...Love is all....true love, pure and simple. Love this! Always, Annalise. Thank you for reading my poem.
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Date: 3/5/2013 4:20:00 PM
Glad you enjoyed it!!
Date: 3/4/2013 10:37:00 AM
Magnificent my friend! You have captured their tragedy so well with excellent phrasing imagery, occasional rhyming and flow. A masterpiece! Best wishes, Keith
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Date: 3/5/2013 4:21:00 PM
Thank you kindly sir!!
Date: 3/3/2013 2:15:00 PM
Arthur a very clever write...David
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Date: 3/5/2013 4:21:00 PM
Thank you David, much appreciated