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Robert Falconer’s Plan to Empty Hell

For some time after the loss of his friend, Robert went loitering and mooning about, quite neglecting the lessons to which he had not, it must be confessed, paid much attention for many weeks. Even when seated at his grannie’s … Continue reading

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Robert Falconer and Repentance in Hell

Once more Falconer retired, but not to take his violin. He could play no more. Hope and love were swelling within him. He could not rest. Was it a sign from heaven that the hour for speech had arrived? He … Continue reading

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A Leap in the Dark

by Jonathan Geltner Part II: Luck (and Music) In the fury of the moment I can see the Master’s hand In every leaf that trembles, in every grain of sand. Bob Dylan Where wast thou when I laid the foundations … Continue reading

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Desiring Dragons

by Jonathan Geltner Part I: Glimpse But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting … Continue reading

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A Christmas Poem by C. S. Lewis

The Turn of the Tide Breathless was the air over Bethlehem; black and bare The fields; hard as granite were the clods; Hedges stiff with ice; the sedge, in the vice Of the ponds, like little iron rods. The deathly … Continue reading

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A Christmas Poem by Charles Williams

Christmas “Let us go a journey,” Quoth my soul to my mind, “Past the plains of darkness Is a house to find Where for my thirsting I shall have my fill, And from my torment I shall be still.” “Let … Continue reading

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A Christmas Poem by J.R.R. Tolkien

Noel Grim was the world and grey last night: The moon and stars were fled, The hall was dark without song or light, The fires were fallen dead. The wind in the trees was like to the sea, And over … Continue reading

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Reblog: Jonathan McIntosh on the Redemption of Faërie

In his famous essay “On Fairy-Stories,” J.R.R. Tolkien defines fairy stories as being not about fairies so much as they are about the land of Faërie, that is, the “perilous realm” (which may or may not be inhabited by actual … Continue reading

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