tagPoetry With AudioMaid of Orleans

Maid of Orleans

byjthserra©

* * * * *

Click Here to hear the poem. (1 min/RealMedia)
You need Real Player to listen to this file.

* * * * *

The vesper bells speak
St. Katherine calls you,
beautiful Katherine,
her crown glitters
with the shining light.
So gentle her words
that guide you,
like ripples in a fountain,
like sighs upon the wind.

Hear Michael, war angel,
in the rustle of the leaves,
carry his sword to battle
to end the tyranny.
And in the heat of fire
your voices strengthen you
as you gasp for air.
Shout them your defiance:
“My voices have not deceived me!”

As the embers cool
and the smoke drifts away
your spirit joins the vision
in the silence of the ash.
Vesper bells are quiet
as Katherine takes your hand,
and ripples in the fountain
only shimmer in the breeze
in the quiet rains at Rouen.



The English burned Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans, in Rouen, France at the age of 19. She met death courageously, declaring her faith in the divine source of her visions as the flames rose around her.

Report Story

byjthserra© 3 comments/ 13222 views/ 0 favorites

Share the love

Report a Bug

1 Pages:1

Please Rate This Submission:

Please Rate This Submission:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Please wait
Recent
Comments
by Anonymous

If the above comment contains any ads, links, or breaks Literotica rules, please report it.

There are no recent comments (3 older comments) - Click here to add a comment to this poem or Show more comments or Read All User Comments (3)

Add a
Comment

Post a public comment on this submission (click here to send private anonymous feedback to the author instead).

Post comment as (click to select):

You may also listen to a recording of the characters.

Preview comment

Forgot your password?

Please wait

Change picture

Your current user avatar, all sizes:

Default size User Picture  Medium size User Picture  Small size User Picture  Tiny size User Picture

You have a new user avatar waiting for moderation.

Select new user avatar:

   Cancel