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A Verse Vigil and Selected Poems By Kathryn Ann Hill
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The Great Vigil of Easter is an ancient service of the Church that recounts God’s promises and acts of mercy to His people in 12 lessons from the Old Testament. These readings point to the... More > fulfillment of God’s promises in the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God. In Part 1 of “A Verse Vigil and Selected Poems,” the author begins with the oldest known list of lessons for the Easter Vigil, recasting each narrative in alliterative verse. The Testing of Abraham, Israel Crosses the Red Sea, and The Valley of Dry Bones are among the Bible stories presented. The 12 lessons plus two alliterative canticles climax in a verse rendering of Chrysostom’s Paschal Homily, a joyous proclamation of Christ’s victorious resurrection. Part 2 of the book contains shorter metrical poems, most of which spring from lessons for Sundays or other feasts in the church year. Several of these poems may be sung as hymns. An alliterative rendering of St. Patrick’s Breastplate concludes the book.< Less
Viking Poetry for Heathen Rites: Asatru Liturgy In Traditional Verse By Eirik Westcoat
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Honor the Gods with the ancient poetic forms! Now, for the first time in perhaps hundreds of years, here is a vast new collection of liturgical poetry for honoring the Aesir and Vanir in the... More > alliterative meters that the Gods and their worshippers used in the Viking Age. To the Gods, poetry is a precious mead — brewed from honey and the blood of wisdom — which was brought to Asgard by Óðinn himself. Isn’t it only fitting that you offer them some of that mead in your rites? Inside, you will find poetry for hallowing ritual space, telling stories from the mythology, inviting the Gods and other holy beings to your blessings, dialogue for ritual dramas, praise poems for the Gods and others, sumbel toasts, prayers, and more.< Less
The Stars Bow Down By Alfred D. Byrd
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In THE STARS BOW DOWN: AN EPIC OF JOSEPH, the timeless tale of a favorite son whose brothers sold him into slavery, but whom God raised from a prison to save the known world from famine, appears anew... More > in verse that captures the dignity of the Biblical narrative, but is as fresh and immediate as today's headlines. Share Joseph's thoughts and feelings as he meets betrayal and false accusation, but also vindication and love, on the road to reunion and reconciliation with a family that he once thought lost to him forever.< Less
The Stars Bow Down By Alfred D. Byrd
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In THE STARS BOW DOWN: AN EPIC OF JOSEPH, the timeless tale of a favorite son whose brothers sold him into slavery, but whom God raised from a prison to save the known world from famine, appears anew... More > in verse that captures the dignity of the Biblical narrative, but is as fresh and immediate as today's headlines. Share Joseph's thoughts and feelings as he meets betrayal and false accusation, but also vindication and love, on the road to reunion and reconciliation with a family that he once thought lost to him forever.< Less
Now God Is Flesh: Poems and Pictures for Christmastide By Kathryn Ann Hill
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Now God Is Flesh: Poems and Pictures for Christmastide contains ESV Scripture selections from the Gospel According to St. Luke and the Gospel According to St. Matthew, 22 original poems, and 25... More > full-color paintings from the Western masters. Four longer poems in alliterative verse highlight the events of Luke 1. The book's title is taken from a poem by Robert Southwell.< Less
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight By The Gawain Poet
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This edition of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is translated into modern English by Jessie L. Weston and includes annotations on the text as well as an essay on Alliterative Style by Mark Lord.... More > Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is one of the greatest poems written in Middle English, comparable with Chaucer, but from a different tradition and written in a different verse style and dialect of Middle English. This narrative poem concerns the bravest of Arthur's knights, Sir Gawain, who is challenged by the mysterious Green Knight.< Less
The Song of Daniel and Selected Poems By Kathryn Ann Hill
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The first part of this book retells the Old Testament book of Daniel in alliterative verse, the time-honored form for hero tales. The form may be old, but the modern narrative voice delivers drama... More > and fresh insights as the 12 chapters of Daniel unfold. Reviewers agree that this 57-page poem should be read aloud for greatest impact. Part 2 of the volume contains shorter metrical poems that are meditations on the Christian faith. Many are based on New Testament stories; some are inspired by the liturgy of the Church. The Sacraments are an important theme. Part 2 concludes with a final alliterative poem, "As with One Mouth," a new rendering of the Song of the Three Young Men.< Less
Pearl By Giles Watson
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A new translation of the fourteenth century Middle English poem. (Please note: although the illustrations are in colour in the preview, they are black and white in the printed copy.)
Perryville By Alfred D. Byrd
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After a series of defeats in the West had driven Southern forces into Mississippi, their new commander, Braxton Bragg, daringly moves them by rail into eastern Tennessee. From there he and Edmund... More > Kirby-Smith strike swiftly into Kentucky and win dazzling victories at Riohmond and Munfordville. Lexington and Frankfort fall to the South, and Louisville and Cincinnati are in danger. At a hitherto unknown hamlet called Perryville, Bragg meets the Union commander, Don Carlos Buell, in a battle whose survivors will call it more intense than Shiloh. The Battle of Perryville will determine Kentucky's fate, and perhaps America's. Here, in verse as venerable as Beowulf, but as vivid as the Federals and Southrons who fought and died on parched pastures by a drought-stricken stream, is the tale of events that led to Perryville, the pathos and humor of the field of battle, and its aftermath of woe and triumph.< Less
Perryville By Alfred D. Byrd
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After a series of defeats in the West had driven Southern forces into Mississippi, their new commander, Braxton Bragg, daringly moves them by rail into eastern Tennessee. From there he and Edmund... More > Kirby-Smith strike swiftly into Kentucky and win dazzling victories at Riohmond and Munfordville. Lexington and Frankfort fall to the South, and Louisville and Cincinnati are in danger. At a hitherto unknown hamlet called Perryville, Bragg meets the Union commander, Don Carlos Buell, in a battle whose survivors will call it more intense than Shiloh. The Battle of Perryville will determine Kentucky's fate, and perhaps America's. Here, in verse as venerable as Beowulf, but as vivid as the Federals and Southrons who fought and died on parched pastures by a drought-stricken stream, is the tale of events that led to Perryville, the pathos and humor of the field of battle, and its aftermath of woe and triumph.< Less

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