In the timeline of the chronological blog-through, we’ve reached the beginning of those final amazing, productive years in CW’s life: 1938-1945. He’s just about to move to Oxford and join the Inklings. But before he does so, he publishes Taliessin through Logres, his greatest work to date (well, Descent into Hell is pretty awesome, too–and it won the poll for favorite CW work).
Anyway, I hope to blog about Taliessin through Logres next week, and I’d love to have your post, too! Here’s what I invite you to do:
- Pick your favorite poem from Taliessin through Logres. Sign up by telling me the title in the comments below. Only one person per poem, first come, first served!
- Write a blog post, max. 1000 words in a conversational style, commenting on the poem. You can say why you like it, write a gloss, pick a theme, or whatever else you want to do.
- Email your post by, say, the middle or end of next week, to iambic[dot]admonit[at]gmail[dot]com. Include a photo of yourself and brief bio.
- I’ll run your post in the next few weeks.
Prelude — Crystal Hurd
Taliessin’s Return to Logres — Charles Franklyn Beach
The Vision of the Empire — Matthew Rettino
The Calling of Arthur — Arthur Harrow and Charles Franklyn Beach
Mount Badon — David Llewellyn Dodds
The Crowning of Arthur — Charles Franklyn Beach
Taliessin’s Song of the Unicorn — Jennifer Raimundo
Bors to Elayne: The Fish of Broceliande — Robert Ghrist
Taliesin in the School of the Poets — Grevel Lindop
Taliessin on the Death of Virgil — Andrew Stirling MacDonald
The Coming of Palomides — Charles Huttar
Lamorack and the Queen Morgause of Orkney — Robert Ghrist
Bors to Elyane: On the King’s Coins — Andrew Stirling MacDonald
The Star of Percivale — Jennifer Raimundo
The Ascent of the Spear
The Sister of Percivale — Elise Erikson Barrett
The Son of Lancelot — Brenton D. G. Dickieson
Palomides before his Christening — Charles Huttar
The Coming of Galahad
The Departure of Merlin — David Russell Mosley
The Death of Palomides — Charles Huttar
Percivale at Carbonek — David Llewellyn Dodds
The Last Voyage — David Llewellyn Dodds
Taliessin at Lancelot’s Mass — David Russell Mosley