> From: Stolzi@...
> I will leave off annoying the MereLewis list with this one in 1999 and give
> it an outing here, as my greeting to the MythSoc list for this year:
> * * * * *
> So clear, so silver-shrill, aloft and far,
> High over Narnia sings a star.
> He sings above, and here below
> In Lantern Waste a lamp will glow,
> Young fauns will sit in spellbound row
> To hear a tale of long ago.
> And in Cair Paravel tonight,
> The lamps are lit, the fires are bright,
> The wine is poured, and rulers great
> Sit in their wise and holy state --
> But all, like Lucy, with laughing heart
> (For she has chosen the better part)
> Now feel the rough embrace, now see the shining face
> Of Lion's love.
> Father of Aslan, Emperor over Sea,
> Send us, us too a light,
> Here where our earth falls deeper into night --
> A light from Thee.
This poem is one of the reasons I'm glad to be on the Mythsoc list.
Thanks so much. If you wrote this, congratulations, and if you didn't,
who did? ---djb