Pieces of Today, June 18th

1. A snatch of sketch from a six-month art project…
Sam Spider Sketch - Copy
2. Penny and Sparrow, their soft acoustic songs that go on rolling off your tongue through the days. Like Brothers (because sometimes? All that counts is, don’t give up). Like Heroes and Monsters (because we’re all a bit tied to the Silver Chair and the moon’s gonna rise no matter what). Like Creature (every joy I’ve seen is waste when I touch your gorgeous face), like Slaves (because, I’m a new slave, yes, my name has been changed, I am yours.)

 Every joy I’ve seen is waste when I touch Your gorgeous face – See more at: http://incitefaith.com/2012/05/song-of-the-week-12/#sthash.fOkeqkFX.dpuf
 Every joy I’ve seen is waste when I touch Your gorgeous face – See more at: http://incitefaith.com/2012/05/song-of-the-week-12/#sthash.fOkeqkFX.dpuf

3. The long spring of kinky lettuce and the lastavice infants in the shed:
Lastavica
4. The undulating, undisciplined brilliance of Hopkins. A thought from Wreck of the Deutschland:

Beyond saying sweet, past telling of tongue,
Thou art lightning and love, I found it, a winter and warm;

5 thoughts on “Pieces of Today, June 18th

  1. I love your heroic sketch of Sam confronting Shelob! I am reminded to draw more Middle Earth sketches myself. I should like to do a drawing of Glorfindel fighting the balrog after the fall of Gondolin in The Silmarillion. Now that is a scene I would like to see in a film.

    1. Yes, you should! And put up some pictures of them. Nothing inspires me to draw like seeing other people’s drawings.

      So much from the Silmarillion would make a fabulous film, especially with the special effects of today. But I wouldn’t trust anyone to make it, since screenwriting in general seems to be in a steady decline, with directors missing the mark more and more when it comes to the soul of the stories. Obviously, there are shining exceptions, but I feel like this is fast becoming the rule. :/

        1. Yes. There were things I liked about The Hobbit films. And things I didn’t. But overall, I’m so glad the Lord of the Rings movies were made a dozen years ago, instead of today — just late enough to be realistic and gritty and thoughtful and yet still impressive, and not late enough to be rendered empty by too much frilly CGI and weak dialogue.

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