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How The Butterfly Disappeared

In mid summer

In early morning

The sun just up, the shadows long across lawns

Still wet with last night’s rain

The first breath of the day still cool and sweet… 59 more words

The Relevance Of Ephemera



I submit

I sustain myself.

My Passion

At Youth

Once a High.

And now,

On track,

In the last laps of life

I find all of That… 190 more words

Poetry - The Stuff Of Life

Tolkien’s “Mythopoeia”: Part 2

In my last post, I discussed the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Mythopoeia”, which was written to C.S. Lewis when he had been dismissive of myth and escapist fantasy as “wish-fulfillment.” In the poem, named after a term Tolkien coined with uses the Greek roots “mythos” and “poeia” to mean “myth-making”, Tolkien not only defends, but celebrates the concept of myth as something real, alive, and vital to human existence. 1,041 more words

General World Building

Tolkien’s “Mythopoeia”: Part 1

I want to talk about a poem by one of the masters of modern fantasy, J.R.R. Tolkien. In fact, Tolkien has been called the Father of Modern Fantasy, as it was his work, especially, … 777 more words

General World Building

Subcreation and the Religion of Myth-Making

I haven’t been writing much on world building lately, and I think I know why. You see, sometimes, meaning most times, I tend to forget that it’s not just about making a fantasy world for a story that I’m writing. 589 more words

General World Building