and post notes and photos about your poem like Robert Lindley.
Robert J. Lindley, 7-22-2020
( As The Veil Of Darkness And Grief Was Shattered )
Note 1 :
A dear friend on mine, sent me an email requesting that
I write a free verse poem, one that poet suggested would
rival any of my many sonnets. I always being up to such
a challenge when issued, sat down today and composed this
new free verse piece. I hope it meets the challenge and
may indeed show the validity of free verse in poetry,
in its form perfectly capable of offering color, imagery,
depth, beauty, message, purpose and much, much more.. RJL.
Note 2: This poem in part was also inspired by my elementary
school reading of Joan of Arc, among that of the other famous
and very brave women that so often faced a most savage world
and triumphed! I having once composed a book report on her
in my 6th grade class...
Joan of Arc
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Saint Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc miniature graded.jpg
Historiated initial depicting Johan of Arc from Archives Nationales, Paris, AE II 2490, allegedly dated to the second half of the 15th century but presumably art forgery painted in the late 19th or early 20th centuries, according to medievalist Philippe Contamine.
Martyr and Holy Virgin
Born Jeanne d'Arc (modern French)
Domrémy, Duchy of Bar, Kingdom of France
Died 30 May 1431 (aged approx. 19)
(then under English rule)
Roman Catholic Church
Beatified 18 April 1909, St. Peter's Basilica, Rome by Pope Pius X
Canonized 16 May 1920, St. Peter's Basilica, Rome by Pope Benedict XV
Feast 30 May
Attributes Armor, banner, sword
Patronage France; martyrs; captives; military personnel; people ridiculed for their piety; prisoners; soldiers; women who have served in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service); and Women's Army CorpsSignature.
Joan of Arc (French: Jeanne d'Arc pronounced [?an da?k]; c. 1412 – 30 May 1431), nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans" (French: La Pucelle d'Orléans), is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years' War, and was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint. She was born to Jacques d'Arc and Isabelle Romée, a peasant family, at Domrémy in northeast France. Joan claimed to have received visions of the archangel Michael, Saint Margaret, and Saint Catherine of Alexandria instructing her to support Charles VII and recover France from English domination late in the Hundred Years' War. The unanointed King Charles VII sent Joan to the Siege of Orléans as part of a relief army. She gained prominence after the siege was lifted only nine days later. Several additional swift victories led to Charles VII's consecration at Reims. This long-awaited event boosted French morale and paved the way for the final French victory.
On 23 May 1430, she was captured at Compiègne by the Burgundian faction, a group of French nobles allied with the English. She was later handed over to the English and put on trial by the pro-English bishop Pierre Cauchon on a variety of charges. After Cauchon declared her guilty, she was burned at the stake on 30 May 1431, dying at about nineteen years of age.
In 1456, an inquisitorial court authorized by Pope Callixtus III examined the trial, debunked the charges against her, pronounced her innocent, and declared her a martyr. In the 16th century she became a symbol of the Catholic League, and in 1803 she was declared a national symbol of France by the decision of Napoleon Bonaparte. She was beatified in 1909 and canonized in 1920. Joan of Arc is one of the nine secondary patron saints of France, along with Saint Denis, Saint Martin of Tours, Saint Louis, Saint Michael, Saint Rémi, Saint Petronilla, Saint Radegund and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux.
Joan of Arc has remained a popular figure in literature, painting, sculpture, and other cultural works since the time of her death, and many famous writers, playwrights, filmmakers, artists, and composers have created, and continue to create, cultural depictions of her.