|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org » Forums » (Old) Weekly themes. (have been consolidated into a single forum above) » Beheading words » virgin of Cologne Register User Forum List Calendar Active Topics Search FAQ
#117995 - 12/19/03 07:48 PM virgin of Cologne
"Miss Van Meeker Constantia stood for a minute at the window gazing, toward the little park, flooded with the mellow afternoon sunlight. With the eye of a botanist she viewed the flowers -- most potent weapons of insidious May. With the cool pulses of a virgin of Cologne she withstood the attack of the ethereal mildness. The arrows of the pleasant sunshine fell back, frostbitten, from the cold panoply of her unthrilled bosom. The odour of the flowers waked no soft sentiments in the unexplored recesses of her dormant heart. The chirp of the sparrows gave her a pain. She mocked at May."
O.Henry here alludes to a apocryphal legend of very early
Christianity.Here is a very long URL about it, not really worth looking at. But I had to check.
Forum Stats 8419 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members Stephen A, fgjhgjk, Nora Francis, sabosophie, Lore Lorena
8419 Registered Users
Who's Online 1 registered (Faldage), 21 Guests and 2 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
LukeJavan8 83 jenny jenny 68 wofahulicodoc 45 endymion6 43 BranShea 36 Rhubarb Commando 23 Buffalo Shrdlu 19 Faldage 17 zmjezhd 16 Jackie 16
May Su M Tu W Th F Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 2013 Wordsmith