Showing posts with label visions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label visions. Show all posts

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Speak Like a Saxon

Tomorrow morning, for example:

þær was wop wera    wide gehyred

Oh, my, this is fun and useful. After writing the other day that I'd begun, more than ten years ago, a long poem about Richeldis de Faverches, the Saxon lady who after receiving visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary  established the much-visited medieval shrine of Our  Lady of Walsingham -- a poem at least as long as this sentence, I might add -- and then had lost it, I went hunting around in my files to see if possibly, somewhere, somehow, I'd saved it.