The Good Joan

Lizette Woodworth Reese 1856 (Waverly) – 1935



A long the thousand roads of France,
Now there, and here, swift as a glance,
A cloud, a mist blown down the sky,
Good Joan of Arc goes riding by.

In Domremy at candlelight,
The orchards blowing rose and white
About the shadowy houses lie;
And Joan of Arc goes riding by.

On Avignon there falls a hush,
Brief as the singing of a thrush
Across old gardens April-high;
And Joan of Arc goes riding by.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 22, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme aabb ccbB ddbB
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 405
Words 78
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

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