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Saturday, April 24, 2004

The Wondering Minstrels

This website boasts one of the most ecclectic conglomerations of poetry I have ever seen. Yeats, Tolkien, Shakespeare, Thomas... medieval bards and modern rock lyrics... almost all of it is worth reading. And the commentary is almost as fascinating - nice to see that there are still serious poetry nuts out there. There are even some poems by Belloc that AREN'T from "Beasts." Like this one. Dios mio, but I love that song! One Scott Bloch reports that he sings it at "Belloc Society meetings." Who says there is no hope for the West!

Sometimes you turn up poems like this that take your breath away with their poignancy, not only of the words, but of the larger context of the poem. Or these two: "Lament for Eorl the Young" and "The Horses."

The latest poems are posted at the bottom of the page, not the top. You can look up different poems and poets if you go back to the index.

Auden, Keats, Shel Silverstein - what's not to like?

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