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Tell Me a Story: Rhyme and Reason

May 13, 2010 by


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


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


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 tune, but I think it’s best sung to the tune of the theme […]

Old King Bladud

February 19, 2010 by


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 […]