Knights of the Pain Table

A Camelot for Sufferers of Chronic Pain

Care-charmer Sleep, son of the sable Night

| May 16, 2013

Sonnet LIV. "Care-charmer Sleep, son of the sable Night" Care-charmer Sleep, son of the sable Night, Brother to Death, in silent darkness born, Relieve my languish, and restore the light; With dark forgetting of my care return. And let the day be time enough to mourn The shipwreck of my ill-adventured youth: Let waking eyes […]

“I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” or “Daffodils” by William Wordsworth

| July 2, 2011

Daffodils I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretched in […]

Speak Gently! Love Doth Whisper Low by David Bates

| May 26, 2011

Speak Gently Speak gently: It is better far To rule by love than fear; Speak gently: Let no harsh words mar The good we might do here. Speak gently! Love doth whisper low The vows that true hearts bind; And gently friendship’s accents flow; Affection’s voice is kind. Speak gently to the little child Its […]

Friend O’Mine by Wilfrid Sanderson and Frederic E. Weatherly

| May 18, 2011

Friend O‘Mine   Frederic E. Weatherly wrote this poem in 1912 for the tenor Michael Maybrick, but apparently Michael never received the poem and died shortly afterward. So Frederic then asked Wilfrid Sanderson to compose music to fit the verse and they dedicated the song to the memory of Michael Maybrick. It became a smash […]

Life’s a Faught (Struggle) by Robert Allan, Scottish Poet

| May 2, 2011

Untitled Document Life’s a Faught That life’s a faught there is nae doubt, A steep and slippery brae; And wisdom’s sel’, wi’ a’ its rules, Will aften find it sae. The truest heart that e’er was made, May find a deadly fae. And broken aiths and faithless vows Gae lovers mickle wae. When poortith looks […]

The English Boy by Geoffrey Winthrop Young- I Wish for Him

| April 5, 2011

Untitled Document The English Boy   The English Boy I wish for him strength; that he may be strong in every limb, stubborn and fearless, with no cover to thank, fighting for men with men in the front rank. I wish him kind; that he may have the weak always in mind: such kindness as […]

Anguish by Henry Vaughan (1622–1695)

| March 11, 2011

Anguish by Henry Vaughan (1622–1695) Henry Vaughan (1622–1695) Henry Vaughan was a medical doctor in Wales. He also was a poet and prior to 1650 his poetry was primarily secular. However, after suffering a serious illness Henry Vaughan experienced a spiritual awakening which influenced his poetry. His style was greatly influenced by George Herbert. Vaughan […]