In Flanders Fields, by John McCrae (Remembrance Day 2022)

In Flanders Fieldsby John McCrae In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,     That mark our place; and in the sky     The larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead.  Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,     Loved and were loved, and now we … Continue reading In Flanders Fields, by John McCrae (Remembrance Day 2022)

Exploring Tolkien’s Beowulf with Dr. Shippey

It was some time ago that I discovered this three-part lecture series by Dr. Tom Shippey on Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf, and it has been on my mind to share it with you.  Dr. Shippey is a respected Tolkien scholar, specializing, like Tolkien, in Old and Middle English language and literature.1  His lectures are always … Continue reading Exploring Tolkien’s Beowulf with Dr. Shippey