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Ballad Of The Ladies Of Yore

Rating: 2.8

Tell me where, in what country,
Is Flora the beautiful Roman,
Archipiada or Thais
Who was first cousin to her once,
Echo who speaks when there's a sound
On a pond or a river
Whose beauty was more than human?
But where are the snows of yesteryear?
Where is the leamed Heloise
For whom they castrated Pierre Abelard

And made him a monk at Saint-Denis,
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Michael Walker 06 July 2020

A memorable refrain to Villon's ballade, ' Where are the snows of yesteryear? ' Female beauty does not last forever: it melts like the snow.

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Michael Walker 28 July 2019

He lists beautiful women, and wonders where they are now. ' Where are the snows of yesteryear? ' Deservedly, Villon ranks high as a lyric poet.

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Susan Williams 18 March 2018

Echo who speaks when there's a sound On a pond or a river Whose beauty was more than human- - - - - - - - - - -isn't that simply lovely? I love the flow of his poems. I would give it a ten if I were allowed to vote.

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Genius exuberance of the soul!

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