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A Secret Chord

If the deity cares for music Why shouldn’t you? Will you become yourself A broken shoe? Walk no where, no place to go So stale and, oh, so slow? Deafly turned to visible sounds Deafly blind mysterious rounds Then stop up, voyager, and turn around Your journey is whirring And without sound But I will … Continue reading A Secret Chord

RISE

With a glance behind and gaze to fore I pushed myself beyond the door Door that closed upon my past And now the future die is cast Cast to breaking on the shore Shore that's breaking on the floor Floor of deep embedded beads That time has wrought to sandy seeds Seeds mix and jumble … Continue reading RISE

The Barren Garden

Where barren bones bring no life to straggling gardens, some seeds new and vibrant should be planted. But where do we find such soulful seedlings? Where should we plant our special plantlings? Plant and do not worry, for yesterday has passed away. Plant and rejoice, for tomorrow has a way of coming. Plants aplenty come … Continue reading The Barren Garden

The Seven Ravens

The Seven Ravens Source Text Illustrators Allison Reimold Oscar Herrfurth Adrian Ludwig Richter Anne Anderson Mary Alayne Thomas Lisbeth Zwerger

The Dove Princess

Once upon a time, a king’s daughter loved dogs as her dearest friends. She had all manner of species about her all the time, and whenever she went for a walk, she always brought at least two with her. She trained the dogs herself along with her brother, who loved them almost as much as … Continue reading The Dove Princess

A Stubborn Story

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who refused to go into her story. It lay open beneath her with colorful illustrations of far off lands, enchanted castles, and speaking frogs, but she refused to go in. “I am a free spirit, and I will sit out here as long as I want.” … Continue reading A Stubborn Story

Fairy Tale Definition #3

A fictional story that typically includes one of these three elements: Talking Beasts Magical Creatures (fairies, trolls, giants, unicorns, etc.) Magical or Supernatural events On occasion, however, there is a fairy tale that contains nothing fantastic within it at all, such as many written by Hans Christian Anderson