Our Lady of the Harbour

Our Lady of the Harbour


Should I call thee

Joan or Jean

My lady of Orleans

He screamed

Or maybe should I

Call thee mistress

Of the harbour

Since twas across

The very length

Of our fine battlefield

So green she rode


Minus both her

Shield and sword


Yes twas there she

Blushed most chaste

Before the hoard 

Tho modesty was

Saved of course

Since she was

Mounted sideways

Pon her horse

Aye there she sat

Draped in the cross

Of good Saint George

Our lady swore

Tho quiet of course

She could not

Gallop any bloody faster


And so upon retreat

A sure sign of our defeat

Us men of war

Thanked heaven for

The galleons anchored

Both offshore and

For those moored in

The harbour

Although for Joan or Jean

It did no good since she

Was placed atop a pile o wood

And burned alive

Our lady of Orleans and

Mistress of the harbour 


  • Fay Slimm

    Never before have I read a more interesting tale of brave Joan who rode brazenly draped in Saint George - her fate was a scorcher but lest we forget this verse raises issues we may never have known.An engaging write Nev.

    • Neville

      Thank you dear Fay, how very kind and of course much appreciated too .... N

      • Fay Slimm

        My pleasure as always .................

      • orchidee

        A fine write Neville. Ahh, I can't meet her then? Did you meet her in person?! Such a short life. I've not brushed up on her history.

        • Neville

          thank you ....

        • dusk arising

          A scorcher of a pile for the maid of Orleans.
          What horrible times those must have been for all humanity.

          • Neville

            absolutely.... many thanks DA many thanks indeed... N

          • SerenWise

            Beautifully written! Very evocative and enjoyable read.

            • Neville

              Thank you so much Seren..... N

              • Neville

                I really am most grateful ..... thanks a million N

              • Michael Edwards

                Today's the day for original poems - love this one - top score Neville.

                • Neville

                  Cheers Michael...... N

                • Suresh

                  Much has been written, but you captured it well.

                  • Neville

                    thank you kindly............ N

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Brilliant write and take if histiric value.

                    • Neville

                      Cheers GF60 nice one ..... N

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