Neville

The Treatise of Love

The Treatise of Love

 

Revelations of Divine Love

penned by the fabled

Anchorine Wisse

or Juliann of Norwich ..

As she later became known

Did indeed write

that very first book

in the tongue we now share

by any woman

either dead or alive …

And so .. reader, you see

The Anchoress

was far more than just another

recluse …

She was the first

of her kind, by a mile and a half

and almost a thousand long years ..

 

Comments10

  • orchidee

    A fine write N.

    • Neville



      Well that's just fine then, finally innit .................................. Cheers n loudly but nowt to swoon about he smiles n kindly ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fay Slimm.

      Oooh - just image being in one tiny room for life - this woman was certainly one of a kind and a romantic at heart - history assembled in poetic words is always a treat for the likes of me Nev........ great to read more about Juliann of Norwich and thanking you muchly indeed.............x

      • Neville



        these words are indeed blessed my dear lady Fay .. I was not sure at first whether to post them or not .................................................................................................. x

      • Florence J

        What a beautiful read!

        • Neville



          Aw gawsh .. bless ya Flo ..............................................n truly tooly too .. N ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Accidental Poet

          OK N, you've peaked my curiosity and I need to read up on this Juliann of Norwich. Awesome write. ๐Ÿ‘

          • Neville



            the whole idea of being an anchoress in the dark to middle ages is hard to get one's head around .. enjoy and thank you AP ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Accidental Poet

              I Googled her name and she sounds very interesting, I'll have to read more on her. Thanks N.

            • L. B. Mek

              this write underlines my root argument
              for not throwing out, everything connected
              to those somewhat dubious theological belief avenues
              when we individually or collectively, experience a loss of faith..
              because, immensely Important
              characters of our inherited history
              that demonstrated humanity's capacity
              for a humbly humanist, way of life
              like: Julian of Norwich
              or Catherine of Bologna
              and more recently, Mother Teresa
              are washed away, as is their legacy
              and exemplary demonstration of selflessness..
              so sometimes we have to ignore
              all their zealotry of belief, to insure
              that goodness of empathetic love
              which manifested, as tangible lifelines
              to so many lives, is celebrated
              and the tradition of caring for the most needy
              in our society, continues and Evolves..
              and remember, this are just three names
              from one fraction of a theological belief system
              how many, widely differing religions are there
              and how many individuals have performed heroic
              self-sacrificing acts
              of comprehensive wholesome goodness: unrewarded?
              modernity can denounce religion's symbolic mysticism all it wants
              but lets not lose
              the essential - good, with the despairingly: abundant, bad...
              (thanks for sharing, dear Poet
              and offering me a platform
              to argue my perspective on the negative elements
              of discarding everything in our collective history
              that's assumed as being 'complicated' or 'problematic'...!
              lets keep some of the good when rightfully filtering out the bad
              or else, we'll eventually forget
              so many, who sacrificed themselves for goodness and charity
              Heroically!)
              and without their examples, who
              are future generation's supposed to follow
              self-obsessed opportunistically profiteering: celebrity's..?!

              • Neville



                Ha ... I think between us we can filter that last lot out, don't you ... I was gonna start my response with 'Blimey, where to begin .. but you saved yourself from that by mentioning those self-obsessed opportunistically profiteering: celebrity's ... Cheers L.B

                • L. B. Mek

                  lol
                  that was a 'woosah' line for me, admittedly

                • Lorna

                  Oh such a horrifying time to be alive and thanks - I never knew of her till now - with plague and the Peasant Revolt I'm not surprised she stayed in her cell. We can do the same for Covid and the aftermath of Trump. I thought I was dying too!

                  • Neville



                    Thank you for both considering and commenting on these old words of mine Lorna ... I do so very much appreciate all contributions ................................................................................ Neville ๐Ÿ™‚

                  • orchidee

                    Yep, all fine then.
                    Good names live on (including Julian here). Bad names may be remembered too, but they rot away.
                    And - You seen any 'e'ermores' about, or even 'ne'ermores'?
                    (do shut up now Orchi. lol.)

                    • Neville



                      funny you should mention it, but no .. not until just now sir ๐Ÿ™‚

                    • Laura๐ŸŒป

                      Neville,

                      Thank you for sharing a โ€˜bit of historyโ€™ about the Anchoress.
                      A very interesting individual.

                      I share in her belief that in the end
                      โ€˜ all will be well,'
                      'all manner of things shall be well'

                      Laura๐ŸŒป

                      • Neville



                        I sure hope you mean what I hope you mean dear Laura ............................do let me know, but in the meantime, thank you so much, take care and go well .............. Neville ๐ŸŒป ๐Ÿ™‚ x

                      • Goldfinch60

                        The name rings a faint bell, I will have to look into her history Neville. Intriguing write about her.

                        Andy

                        • Neville



                          She was quite some woman .. cheers Andy .. and do let me know what you find ................... N

                        • Doggerel Dave

                          Not my thing, really Nev - but even I can relate to the isolation and focus.
                          Thanks for putting her up there in such an engaging way though.

                          • Neville



                            Then I am more than welcome .. Cheers DD ๐Ÿ™‚



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