Land of the Tattered Banner

Over jagged east the blest embers rise Filling the inky void of the skies; The burnished fist flies, Golden rays leap forth, another dread night dies. But when they arrive to drive away the surface cloak They can’t make it through the swirling smoke, Creation’s artistry: rambling man, coiling pools, humble oak Adorned in soot, … Continue reading Land of the Tattered Banner

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In Paradise a Great War Rages

In paradise a great war rages. Blade and bolt and spirit slash, Vanity’s shameful wages; In the kingdom of peace, legions clash. And the throne built upon pillars of sand Is cast out by the great hand That forged life from dust, To which saints intrust. An impact still ringing to this day, The serpent … Continue reading In Paradise a Great War Rages