The Vision of La Pucelle"Joan of Arc and the Archangel Michael" by Eugene Thirion
So, for my Shakespeare class, I had to do a final project about one of the plays we read in class, and one of the choices was to write a Shakespearean sonnet (Hey! Beats writing a five page paper!). So you know, 14 lines, abab, 10 syllables each line with the rhyming couplet at the end and all that.
Anyway, the play I picked was the most awesome and epic Henry V
, which I (obviously) loved.
But for my
sonnet I added a little twist: it's the Hundred Years war and Agincourt from the French perspective. I actually wrote the rhyming couplet at the end first, and I imagined the above image by Eugene Thirion of Joan of Arc with that trance-like expression.
So I imagine her either recalling these events in her mind, or being reminded of them by the Archangel Michael and being told: Go and save France!
So Happy Birthday Shakespeare! (Even though he probably would not have a approved, hahah, thinking dear Jeanne la Pucelle to be a witch and all that. Well, we'll forgive him. He was slightly biased after all.