SCOUR THE HORSE ANEW: AN ANALYSIS OF G.K. CHESTERTON’S EPIC POEM “THE BALLAD OF THE WHITE HORSE”

It was the poem said to have been a major inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien when he wrote The Lord of the Rings, and heralded as one of the last epic poems to be written in the English language.

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Cap O’ Rushes-Part 2

By Phoenix, April 30, 2015 Word Count: 1031 Rating: G Summary: A classic tale in verse Part 2: Wandering Long she wandered through the land Til coming to a fen she wove A cape and hood of rushes And donning them she covered Her rich and costly clothes And coming to a great house She... Continue Reading →

Last Sunday After Pentecost

By Lawrence Hall Word Count: 124 Rating: G Summary: A poem of the triumph of the season of Advent over winter. A calling-crow-cold sky ceilings the world Lowering the horizon to itself, All silvery and grey upon the fields Of pale, exhausted, dry-corn-stalk summer. The earth is tired, the air is cold, the dawn False-promises... Continue Reading →

Cap O’ Rushes: Part 1

By Phoenix, April 30, 2015 Word Count: 1031 Rating: G Summary: A classic tale in verse Part 1: Once Upon a Time Once there lived a very rich man Who three daughters did have He thought to ask them one fine day How each did love him so To see how fond each daughter was... Continue Reading →

Epiphany, Transferred

By Lawrence Hall Word Count: 87 Rating: G Summary: A poem digesting what Epiphany would be like today. How, then, does one transfer a holy day? The Magi reschedule their appointments, The camels are re-booked with a penalty, King Herod’s social secretary sighs And jots a note for the distribution list (Holy Innocents will die... Continue Reading →

The Immaculate Conception

By Ellen Virginia, December 8, 2015 Word Count: 702 Rating: G Summary: A poem inspired by and about a parish's stained glass window Author’s Note: This poem was inspired by the wonderful parish in which I grew up, Immaculate Conception in Union, Missouri. Lining the side walls of the church are eighteen stained glass windows,... Continue Reading →

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