This old postcard is in honor of my most loyal Old Postcard Wednesday reader, author of the unique blog Don't Feed the Pixies, and his lady love, Herself -- two of the finest ever citizens of England, whether England of Old or the modern U.K. Thank you for another year of your warm friendship.
A new book I ordered just arrived in the mail on Tuesday. It is titled Poetry for the Spirit--Poems of Universal Wisdom and Beauty, edited by Alan Jacobs. From the back cover:
This is the greatest anthology of spiritual poetry that has ever been collected. The sheer range of the source material is extraordinary: it spans all ages from the very early mystics more than 4,000 years ago right through to the 20th century and includes contributions from every spiritual tradition - from every age.I began paging through the book in hopes of finding a poem written around the time of the scene pictured in this postcard (1475). I found this one that resonated for me in Part 3: Fourteenth Century to Fifteenth Century.
See what you think.....
'Arrival to the Oxford market': Anonymous (XIII century--a bit ahead
of the postcard scene)