Eleventh Collection of Seven Dailies

Another collection of seven dailies from the Facebook Page! The Rod Raise the Rod of the Ruler of wild things Worthy of waking the waste to his will; Even the ash will answer to aid the Otherworldly. Where will the Cry in the way take the wakeful? To hidden, hoary teachers of high tokens, To […]

Third Seven Dailies Collection

Here is the third collection of seven past dailies from the Facebook Page! This includes a couple cinquains and a quote from my small book (which is really a long short story, but almost novella length). November Night Listen… With faint dry sound, Like steps of passing ghosts, The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from the trees […]

Second Seven Dailies Collection

The Second Collection of seven dailies from the Facebook page! Keep the hand comely In bloom as the flower, but Hard in work as wood. – Patrick Lauser   Interesting: The “angel” in the word “evangelize” (ev – angel – ize) is from the same root as the word “angel”. The word “angel” is from […]

Passage from Beowulf

This is a passage from the ancient epic Beowulf that I quoted some time ago as a daily post, but I feel that the passage deserves a larger and more detailed quote. So here it is from Francis Barton Gummere’s translation, with a recording. “Whiles they vowed in their heathen fanes altar-offerings, asked with words […]

The Fallen Tower

The Fallen Tower To know a human tongue from first to last, To trace a trail of words into the past, This mystery the blessed end to find, The pure endeavor of the holy mind. The gift of God at Babel when begun Is set until the human course is run. In this am I […]

This Our Race

This Our Race Now on the five wheels of this race Turning to this distant place; Four below touch, cast back the ground, Whose hands that touch the one are found? All the world lightly is the load, The course of every heart the road; Without a pause to stay the run, To the stop […]

So Glory Springs

So Glory Springs This is the sound that brings to a halt My wandering mind, and sends a calm To put to sleep the wild, crying night. Haunting heat vanishes in a sigh. Yawning breaches close, and the floods dry. Strident alarms break to dim pieces. Feeling returns: my soul can face grief. Designs of […]

A Bird in the Heart

A bird in the hand, Its feet rest lightly, I long For one in my heart. – Patrick Lauser

Ernest W. Shurtleff Quote

Lead on, O King Eternal, we follow, not with fears! For gladness breaks like morning where’er thy face appears; Thy Cross is lifted o’er us, we journey in its light: The Crown awaits the conquest; lead on, O God of might. – From Lead On O King Eternal by Ernest W. Shurtleff

Mortality by William Knox

Mortality O why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like a fast-flitting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, He passes from life to his rest in the grave. The leaves of the oak and the willow shall fade, Be scattered around, and together be laid; And […]