Jeanne d'Arc


Jeanne d'Arc, slip of a saint
Led France to victory
Hundred Year War pain

But kings are afraid
Of truth and beauty
Burned her at the stake


Jeanne d'Arc, un saint belle
Conduit la France à la victoire
Guerre de Cent Ans de la douleur

Le Valois et le Plantegenet

Mais les rois ont peur
De la vérité et la beauté
son brûlé sur le bûcher

Une jeune fille de dix-neuf ans


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Written for Microfiction Mondays - a historical place to be

22 comments:

  1. The Frenchs still harbour hard-feeling on the issue (that the English fight their Saint- Jean D'Arc..), somehow I did not recall their anger on the king that burned her ?!

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  2. Very creative indeed, ninotaziz! It's beautiful and I love it! Have a wonderful week!

    Sylvia

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  3. I love the parts I can understand but I'm sure the French parts are great too.

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  4. I loke the history and poetry combined. Nice one!

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  5. Er, um, that's like, not loke.

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  6. I love Joan of Arc. And I would have NEVER thought of using her for this week's microfiction. Bravo!

    Have a great week.

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  7. Dear Pat,
    I read it the first time round as 'like'! Our eyes must think alike whatever our fingers type! Thank you for being here!

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  8. Nice--made me think of Leonard Cohen's song "Joan of Arc"...
    Have a great week. Cheers!

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  9. Ah, saint Joan...and they say Helen launched 1000 ships. Saint Joan certainly launched 10,000 legends, including yours! Well done!

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  10. A 'slip of a saint'! What a delectable phrase, summing it all up in so few words.

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  11. Beautifully captured.

    Gave it a shot this week: Irony.

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  12. Well done, five stars. I loved it.

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  13. I like how everyone has thought of such different takes this week. I would NEVER have thought of Jeanne d'Arc!

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  14. Enjoyed le francais--a beautiful language for poetry. Nice take.

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  15. Great take on the microfiction pic. :O)

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  16. wonderful use of the prompt. awesome saint, too!

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  17. Dear Ninot Ma'am,
    Unique indeed! You have brilliantly placed the English and French together in your poems without any thought of animosity between them!

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  18. Glad to Land at your fantastic poetry land today,
    How are you?

    Love your poetry talent, Please join us at Jingle Poetry Monday potluck today,
    First time participants can link in 1 to 3 old poems, poems unrelated to our theme are welcome!

    Happy Tuesday/Wednesday!
    Hope to see you in.
    xxx

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