Category Archives: Art-Music-Lit

Dueling Spocks

Now I want an Audi. —–

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What are your dreams?

Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow. This was one of the first poems I … Continue reading

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Under the Starry Skies of J.R.R. Tolkien and Robert Frost

Update: I’ve revised and expanded this presentation and post a bit in preparation for two talks tomorrow (3/5/13) at Norman North High School. Should be fun! —– Tonight I’m giving an informal presentation at the OKC Astronomy Club on the … Continue reading

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I NÚMENNA, discovered by Rachel Folmar

Previous posts: | Lindë Elenion, Song of the Stars | Middle Earth astronomy | One evening years ago, near bedtime, Candace and I were surprised when Rachel came down from her room where she had been hard at work on … Continue reading

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Middle Earth astronomy, by Rachel Folmar

Previous post: | Lindë Elenion, Song of the Stars |This post: | Commentary | Summary | Resources | Note || Next post: Into the West | Read the full, uninterrupted text of the poem in the previous post. Commentary follows … Continue reading

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Lindë Elenion, by Rachel Folmar

Lindë Elenion, Song of the Stars Even-time is drawing nigh And in the fastly dimming sky Bright Anor sinks her flaming head And silver Ithil, round and fair, Ascends once more the starry road Of night, and mighty figures high. … Continue reading

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Bruce Cockburn – love in a broken world

“Like a rock on the surface of a still river, causing ripples that go on forever, redemption rips through the surface of time in the cry of a tiny babe…”(Bruce Cockburn, “Cry of a Tiny Babe”) The Incarnation reveals the … Continue reading

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All things are connected

“All things by immortal power Near and far, Hiddenly, To each other linked are, That thou canst not stir a flower Without the troubling of a star.” – Francis Thompson,“The Mistress of Vision,” Poems (1913) Arabian Star Flower Scale of … Continue reading

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Seasons, by Rachel Folmar

For Christmas this year, Rachel gave us a gift of herself: this beautiful CD of hammered dulcimer music, the warmth of her personal presence captured, in a way, through the magic of digital recording. Three of the pieces are Rachel’s … Continue reading

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Mountains like clouds

O Earth, what changes hast thou seen! There where the long street roars, hath been The stillness of a central sea. The hills are shadows, and they flow From form to form, and nothing stands; They melt like mist, the … Continue reading

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