The Circle Dance

A sun-warmed sapling, opening each leaf, My soul unfolded in your quickening ray. “The inner brought the outer into life,”   I found the light within the light of day, The Consolation of Philosophy, Turning a page in Cambridge, found my way,   My mind delighting in discovery, As love of learning turned to learning love And […]

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The Daily Planet

All day the noise of battle rolls, The skirmishes and wars, What peace or treaty can there be Between two worlds like ours?   Could I be lost in Venus, Could you be found in Mars, Then I might search your tender wounds And you my battle scars, Then you might pull me from my […]

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Planet Narnia as Creative Inspiration

Like so many other readers of Ward’s magnum opus, I have found in Planet Narnia a great work of literary criticism, an account of Lewis’s works that sends me back to the originals with renewed insight and delight. But over the decade since its publication, I have come to realize that it offers something more […]

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