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Tell Me a Story: Rhyme and Reason

May 13, 2010 by

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I have always been fascinated by poetry. First it was epic poetry. I think my life – and my literary tastes – were profoundly changed when a friend introduced me to Beowulf for the first time. I think I must have been thirteen. Shortly after that it was the Song of Roland and the Lay […]

Snatches: Tigrus

March 24, 2010 by

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Tigrus pivots, swings, leaps, thrusts again No mortal might be found with whom to do battle Who'd stop the force of that stroke: foe drops in pain Other foes close in – Tigrus leaps into the saddle.

John Newton is good for the soul

March 7, 2010 by

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He wrote “Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken” and most famously, “Amazing Grace.” But he also wrote a whole lot of other songs, and all of them are worth singing. This one did me good today. It will work with any 8.6.8.6. tune, but I think it’s best sung to the tune of the theme […]

Old King Bladud

February 19, 2010 by

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Since the composition of my next thought piece has been somewhat delayed by the vagaries of project management, I thought I’d give you folks a poem instead. Look for the next serious post over the weekend. — Bladud, one of the early British kings who reigned in Britain long before Caesar set foot upon its […]