Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Evening Concert

The air is rain, or snow, or both, moldy clouds brush the horizon — the air touches a nerve. On the early light we gather to stand by the light of the sun then before the moon we turn, quiet … Continue reading

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The Need of Theology

The later half of the nineteenth century saw an interesting – and lamentable – development in Catholic theology (unique from the interesting and lamentable movement that occurred in much Protestant theology). Various forces within the Church and without caused theology … Continue reading

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Cor ad Cor

You are my school of beauty, Of dance unsung and song undanced; The pale mirror of other time And distant place wherein love And nothing more reside. You see deeper than I With a more adroit certainty, Gazing twixt the … Continue reading

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Fraternity and Sorority

There is a deep staple of conspiracy theories: the Secret Society. These groups of close-knit men (rarely are women included) have some common aim which is usually detrimental to society (and, in fiction, is certainly detrimental to the hero). Members … Continue reading

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De Musica

One of the most famous depictions of music qua music within literature is found in the Ainulindalë, the creation story that opens Tolkien’s Silmarillion. It owes obvious allegiance to the first chapter of Genesis but has two significant changes: first … Continue reading

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Unfinished

The waters cold did set foundation strong on which we’ve raised the first few beams to heights, the lines to heav’n, arose by word and song to form the ribs beneath soft starry night. The walls do fill as love … Continue reading

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Rejoicing

Take a look at this. Now read this: “And as a bridegroom rejoices in his bride so shall your God rejoice in you” -Isaiah 62:5b’ Think about it.

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