I’m still trucking through Malory’s Morte Darthur after a short break last week to read some Anglo-Saxon elegies and William Morris’s Arthurian poems. Malory’s brutal optimism started to wear on me and I found darker poems strangely consoling. But today I’m back and finishing up the grail quest cycle. Since it’s Trinity Sunday, I thought … More Lancelot’s Vision of the Trinity
Why are some poems difficult to read? Last week we looked at my own struggle with poetry that I had trouble figuring out right away, along with Marianne Moore’s reminder that “we / do not admire what / we cannot understand.” But even if we keep reading, we will always find other poems that will … More The Rallentando Effect
Okay, I’m going to be busy traveling the next few days, so I’m going to have to put you in the capable hands of Abba Monday. If the staring becomes too much, Kirk promised me you could crash at his place. And if he tries to tell you he took a vow of silence, well … More Visiting Abba Monday
IT’S A TIE! KIRK HUGS AND HAN HUGS FOR EVERYONE!
Okay, okay, I know National Cat Day is over, but can we really leave it to just one day? (The answer is no) Besides, I just found this story about Gerard Manley Hopkins saving a cat! Rescued a little kitten that was perched in the sill of the round window at the sink over the … More Hopkins Saves a Cat
FROM Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid…I’ve flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I’ve seen a lot of strange stuff, but I’ve never seen anything to make me believe there’s one all-powerful Force controlling everything. There’s no mystical energy field that … More Another Reason to Love Han Solo