Poem: “The House of Christmas”

Merry Christmas, all you darling people. “The House of Christmas” by G. K. Chesterton There fared a mother driven forth Out of an inn to roam; In the place where she was homeless All men are at home. The crazy stable close at hand, With shaking timber and shifting sand, Grew a stronger thing to abideContinue reading “Poem: “The House of Christmas””

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Poem of the Week: “Good Friday in My Heart”

“Good Friday in My Heart” by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge Good Friday in my heart! Fear and affright! My thoughts are the Disciples when they fled, My words the words that priest and soldier said, My deed the spear to desecrate the dead. And day, Thy death therein, is changed to night. Then Easter in myContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Good Friday in My Heart””

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Poem of the Week: “The Donkey”

“The Donkey” by G. K. Chesterton When fishes flew and forests walked And figs grew upon thorn, Some moment when the moon was blood Then surely I was born. With monstrous head and sickening cry And ears like errant wings, The devil’s walking parody On all four-footed things. The tattered outlaw of the earth, OfContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “The Donkey””

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Bookish Links – December 2014

Christmas is over, so it’s a little late for this list of awesome presents for readers/writers. But there are always birthdays! Authors, take note: these are the worst types of book endings. From Suzannah Rowntree: “How to Balance Your Literary Diet.” C. S. Lewis is kind of a common theme on these lists, if youContinue reading “Bookish Links – December 2014”

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10 Great Quotations for International Literacy Day

I have no idea why the cat is there, by the way. Interesting Literature Today is International Literacy Day! What better time, then, to celebrate some of the wisest, wittiest, pithiest, silliest, and most profound things that writers have ever said about literature and reading? The following are 10 of our personal favourites from theContinue reading “10 Great Quotations for International Literacy Day”

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