By Avellina Balestri, Originally published July 7, 2015 Word Count: 432 Rating: G Summary: A price of friendship and the boundaries of love What price can be put On a friendship? None! Not the measured sum Of life itself. Friends are part Of one’s own self, A fragment Of the greater web That weaves […]
By Linda Fay
Word Count: 300
Summary: A poem of facing the unknown.
Come swimming, my darling, my lonely-eyed one,
Come swimming, our journey is hardly begun.
This dark-pebbled shore brings us down to the sea
But we must decide now to linger or leave. Read more about Departure …
Provide yourself with words, with magic words,
And like Old Väinämöinen 2 sing them
Into the air, the wild, clean air, those words
Sing all that’s Good and Beautiful and True
By Ruth Asch Word Count: 4556 Rating: PG (Discussion of euthanasia) Summary: A fairy tale of freedom and life. If you happen to pass along a country road in a land far away, at that time when the blue of a day is sucked up into the unknown, leaving sky beneath blanched and luminescent, you […]
“STAND, MEN OF THE WEST!”
By Matthew Scarince (alias The Hapsburg Restorationist)
Word Count: 710
Summary: An analysis of Lord of the Rings as it reflects Medieval chivalry.
Previously published on: June 11, 2016
“I bow not yet before the Iron Crown,
nor cast my own small golden sceptre down”
The Lord of the Rings, and indeed the whole Lengendarium of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is among the greatest influences on my overall worldview. This “story… cast in terms of a good side, and a bad side, beauty against ruthless ugliness, tyranny against kingship, moderated freedom with consent against compulsion that has long lost any object save mere power…” seems to have an almost universal appeal, it touches something deep in the soul of mankind, that there is Good, and yet there is Evil, dark, powerful, and yet beyond all hope Good triumphs. However, for myself the enchantment of these myths and fictional histories is their deep connection with the increasingly forgotten histories and legends of my own Western Civilization.
By Lawrence Hall Word Count: 111 Rating: G Summary: A poem about resisting Temptation That wicked liar offers us a poisoned cup In whose sheeny surface we see ourselves Reflected in his cold imaginings And not our own, in what we ought to be There is another Cup for us, not this one Just as […]
By Timothy Mather, Originally Published November 10, 2015 Word Count: 240 Rating: G Summary: A poem of love (Dedicated to my Loving Wife Deb) *** While traveling the path from Emain Macha to the shore line of Dun Dalgan I spied an enchantress come towards me through the mist of the sea As I gazed […]
By Rachel Lianna
Word Count: 389
Summary: A short reflection about finding peace in quiet spots.
I stood in the center of the room, closed my eyes, and breathed deep of the dusty smell. The room was empty, but the walls remembered, and I wondered about the lives that had passed this way, just as I wondered what would become of my own life, the thoughts and aspirations and passions of my soul. I opened the door that shut my anger in, and let the emptiness empty me. There is a strengthening, bracing solace in the memories of a lonely place, and how it breathes still upon the moving world. Read more about Lonely Places …
By Sarah Levesque Word Count: 624 Rating: PG (For some controversial content) Summary: Sarah uses Monty Python to discuss equality. If I want to laugh, there’s a good chance I’ll listen to the soundtrack of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. One of my favorite tracks/skits is “A Witch”. I suggest you listen to it […]
Clare Therese Originally published: August 3, 2014 (841) Summary: Clare Therese discusses what “home” in the frame of the Eucharist. “I’ve been searching for a place of my own now I’ve found it maybe this is home yeah, this is home. . .” Good music. To be more specific, Switchfoot music. It’s amazing how, even […]