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The Relevance Of Ephemera

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Okay,

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