Knights of the Pain Table

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The Tolkien Fan’s Medieval Reader – Where The Lord of the Rings didst Begin

| December 8, 2009

Tolkien John Tolkien CBE, was an English writer, poet, philologist and Oxford University Professor, who t taught English Language and Literature. We have a great fondness for Tolkien, as he was the creator of the brilliant piece of work, known as “Lord of the Rings’, which was a sequel to the novel “The Hobbit”. In […]

To Hold Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand – Shelley by Francis Thompson

| October 6, 2009

Shelly “Know you what it is to be a child? It is to be something very different from the man of to-day.   It is to have a spirit yet streaming from the waters of baptism;   it is to believe in love,  to believe in loveliness,  to believe in belief;   it is to be so little […]

The Bird’s Christmas Carol – Chapter 1 Pt. 2– A Little Snow Bird – A Christmas Story

| December 12, 2007

Read Part I A Little Snow Bird Part 2 Carol joyfully, Carol the good tidings, Suddenly a sound of music poured out into the bright air anddrifted into the chamber. It was the boy-choir singing Christmasanthems. Higher and higher rose the clear, fresh voices, full ofhope and cheer, as children’s voices always are. Fuller andfuller […]

Khalil Gibran – “The Prophet” Speaks of Work

| October 22, 2007

Work Then a ploughman said, “Speak to us of Work.” And he answered, saying: You work that you may keep pace with the earth and the soul of the earth. For to be idle is to become a stranger unto the seasons, and to step out of life’s procession, that marches in majesty and proud […]

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

| June 16, 2007

 “The Prophet”, recited by the Irish actor Richard Harris, enraptured me, a young Knight, the first time I heard it.  The words were carried with a Shakespearean lilt  and seeped into a deep place in my soul.  Kahlil Gibran, author and poet, wrote this beautiful story about a Prophet who is departing from the city […]