Ava

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Ava Biography

The poet Ava (c. 1060 – 7 February 1127), also known as Frau Ava, Ava of Göttweig or Ava of Melk, was the first named female writer in any genre in the German language.

Life

Ava was married and had two sons (Hartmann and Heinrich), who were probably clerics and helped their mother with her Middle High German religious poems, written in ...

Ava Poems

1.
The Annunciation To Mary

In that land there lived a maiden
to us it has been often said—
this woman’s ancestry
was of faultless lineage:
she was born from Jesse’s stem.
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2.
John Grows Up

Now the child grew, it is true,
until he came to his eighth year.
Then he left and went into the desert
and put his trust in God.
That was a great miracle
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3.
John’s Messengers Come To Jesus

When he had been put in prison,
then God came along
and taught all alike,
poor and rich,
in the towns and in the wilderness,
and brought comfort to very many.
When John learned
that God himself had begun to teach
in the same land,
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4.
The Annunciation To Zachary

Now shall we with the powers of our mind
tell what things took place
as that age was beginning
when the old covenant was expiring.
It happened in terra promissionis
which then was Herod’s kingdom.
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5.
The Birth Of John The Baptist

Then the woman got up and left
and came to another town,
into a house in which was
the wife of Zachary.
There the good women lived,
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Ava Comments

Karlee bear 08 November 2018

Umm... So have a Mele Kalikimaka it means have a good Christmas????

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Addy Telzrow 30 March 2016

I wish they would add a picture. She has some cool poems though.

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