Christine de Pizan
Christine de Pizan Poems
- Ballad Iv Farewell, my lady dear and dread, Farewell, of ...
- I Yield My Heart I yield my heart, vouchsafe my service ...
- The Lady Come to me, sweetest friend, at the usual hour, do ...
- Love To The Lady Your vanity is crazy, sweet and fair girl. ...
- Very God Of Love Very God of Love, who art of lovers Lord, ...
- Virelay Sweet, in whom my joy must be, Now my heart is full...
- Ballad I My lady, and my sovereign, flower most rare, In ...
Christine de Pisan (also seen as de Pizan) (1365 – c. 1434) was a Venetian-born woman of the medieval era who strongly challenged misogyny and stereotypes prevalent in the male-dominated realm of the arts. As a poet, she was well known and highly regarded in her own day.
She spent most of her childhood and all of her adult life primarily in Paris and then the abbey at Poissy, and wrote entirely in her adoptive tongue of Middle French. Her early courtly poetry is marked by her knowledge of aristocratic custom and fashion of the day, particularly involving women and the practice of chivalry. Her early and later allegorical and didactic treatises reflect both autobiographical ... more »
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Farewell, my lady dear and dread,
Farewell, of all sovereign and queen,
Farewell, perfect and sacred head,
Farewell, who dost all honour mean,
Farewell, true heart, loyal and clean,
Farewell, best flower the world doth bear,
Farewell, yet not farewell, O white and fair !
Farewell, O wise, that no ill said,
Farewell, river that made life green,
Farewell, in whom fame harboured,
Farewell, voice that all ears could win,
Farewell, solace of all my teen,
Farewell, whose grace is wide as air,
Farewell, yet not farewell, O white and fair ! ...