Paradise Lost and Regained

Than from the giant angels; thee that day Thy thunders magnified; but to create Is greater than created to destroy. Who can impair thee, mighty king, or bound Thy empire? Footnotes in a book on Paradise Lost illustrate the verse shown above from John Milton’s epic poem, “as putting creativity above power in the moral…

Old Man Travelling

The little hedge-row birds, That peck along the road, regard him not. He travels on, and in his face, his step, His gait, is one expression; every limb, His look and bending figure, all bespeak A man who does not move with pain, but moves With thought — He is insensibly subdued To settled quiet:…

Beowulf’s Brexit

Starring: Nigel Farage: Beowulf Westminster’s political elite: Grendel (The Monster) The EU: Grendel’s Mother An English inscribed stone cross circa 7th century. So. The battle begins. Armies are gathering supporters. In London the monster (Grendel) has grown out of all proportion and threatens people throughout Great Britain. Until now all challengers have been smeared and…