It is that! It is Chesterton!
The scorning, laughing at the grave
The fight for souls we hardly save
The baking, burning of the cakes
To hold fast for a red mark’s sake
It is that! It is Tolkien!
The crawling, grasping of hot stones
The faint recall of hearth and home
There’s fire spewing from the earth
The force of will, last thing of worth
It is that! It is Lewis!
The clawing, gasping on the stone
The ice-queen’s plunge, the final groan
There’s winter’s claim upon the land
A ransomed brother breaks her wand
It is that! It is Noyes!
The vengeful ride along the road
The highwayman dies in his blood
There’s magic in each windy gust
Bringing back the brigand’s ghost
It is that! It is Jacques!
The pleading, blocking of the foe
The barbed tail swings, the monk’s laid low
A warrior mouse from a tapestry
His challenge made, the bell swings free
Avellina Balestri (aka Rosaria Marie) is one of the founding members and the Editor-in-Chief of The Fellowship of the King, a literary magazine with a strong Tolkienite influence (which, by the way, is open to submissions). She reads and writes extensively, and eagerly seeks out the deeper spiritual significance of popular fandoms such as The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, Star Trek, Star Wars, and The Hunger Games. And yes, she does have a soft spot in her heart for classic Disney movies, The Princess Bride, and Merlin 😉 She is also a recording artist, singing traditional folk songs and her own compositions as well as playing the penny whistle and bodhran drum. She draws her inspiration from the Ultimate Love and Source of Creativity, and hopes to share that love and creativity with others.