Poetry

Marie Laveau La Belle Voodooienne

Marie Laveau la mère was mulatto she married Jacque Paris a quadroon her curly black hair reddish skin and good looks made her the queen of Orleans voudoun. In rituals on Bayou St John Marie danced with her snake Zombi a friend to the Marquis de Lafayette in the town of Old Orleans. Oh Marie Laveau eh bien! Oh Marie la belle voodooienne. When her husband Jacque disappeared she became the Widow Paris and bore fifteen children to Christoph Glapion a quadroon from Saint Dominique. The Creole women of Orleans would come to mamzel Laveau to confide their intimate secrets…

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