Folly

Antediluvian Man

“A sharp antithesis cuts a wide swath, Across the whole fabric of space and time, It’s divide sets kith and kin on separate paths, It’s jagged serrated edge altogether divides, With Cain to one side, and Seth to yet another, ‘Tis the tale of two cities, two destinies, two ways, Enoch and Enosh twin sons of different mothers, Till mighty …

“The Whip of Advent” by Tristan Gylberd

 The pitch of the stall was glorious Though the straw was dusty and old Though it blew bitter and cold The wind sang with orchestral beauty The night was mysteriously gleaming Though the earth was fallen, forlorn For under the eaves of splendor A child-The Child-was born Oxen Sheep and doves Crowded round Nativity’s scene Though the world still failed …

Your Legacy of Truth

The glories of the ages past,  Long held for you in trust,  Are deeded now for your employ,  Are ceded now in grateful joy;  The splendors of the ages past,  Reserved but for the just.  The rich bequests of Christendom,  Insured against default,  Are brought to flower on this day,  Are sought in valor just this way:  The vast endowments …

Ye Distant Spires

Ye distant spires, ye antique towers,  Hold me in thy sway;  Make me see, make me flee,  Unto thy rich array.  For there amidst, and there consist  The root and branch and leaf,  Of faith and hope and love persist  In this, the world of grief.  –Tristan Gylberd

My Friend

You have, to be sure, known pain and fear, And the anguish of failure and frustration are near; Yet your eyes read companionship not distance, Your home beckons forth, with no hint of resistance; Indeed, your cloak, though threadbare, is half mine, You are my friend, and I, most assuredly, am thine. –Tristan Gylberd

The Cause of Right

“There is little extraordinary about the achievements of a genius, a prodigy, or a savant.  Inevitably, a great leader is someone who overcomes tremendous obstacles and still succeeds.  That is the essence of courage.  It is the ability to maintain, in the face of grave perils, a kind of incognizance of the consequences of doing right.  It is the ability …

“The Whip of Advent” by Tristan Gylberd

 The pitch of thestall was gloriousThough the straw wasdusty and oldThough it blew bitterand coldThe wind sang with orchestral beautyThe night wasmysteriously gleamingThough the earth wasfallen, forlornFor under the eavesof splendorA child-The Chi…