Monday, 27 February 2017

Between the Pedestals of Night and Morning

We have established that there is an affinity between:

James Elroy Flecker;
Poul Anderson;
SM Stirling;
Neil Gaiman -

- poetry, prose fiction and graphic fiction.

Gaiman quotes Flecker's "The Bridge of Fire," as being particularly appropriate, at the beginning of his The Sandman: The Wake. I reread this poem for help in meditation, then thought that readers of Anderson's and Stirling's works might also find it resonant.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

I read Flecker's "The Bridge of Fire," and I can see why you think it is worthy of being meditated on. I hardly need to tell you, but Poul Anderson was a poet as well as a writer of prose. And one of his poems which has stuck in my mind is "Prayer in War," to be found in both ORION SHALL RISE and the collection of Anderson's verse called STAVES. "Prayer in War" also deserves to be pondered over.