[LMB] A Civil Campaign

Gwynne Powell gwynnepowell at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 18 08:34:19 GMT 2011


> From: John Lennard john.c.lennard at gmail.com

> A remark by Lois in 'A Conversation with LMB' in *The Vorkosigan Companion*:
> 
> Is [*The Lord of the Rings*] a perfect book? No, doubtless not. No human
> thing is. Is it a great book? It is in my heart ; it binds time for me, and
> binds the wounds of time.
> 
> ??And he sang to them . . . until their hearts, wounded with sweet words,
> overflowed, and their joy was like swords, and they passed in thought out to
> regions where pain and delight flow together and tears are the very wine of
> blessedness? [*The Return of the King*, ch. V.4] is no bad epitaph for a
> writer. I could crawl on my knees through broken glass for the gift of words
> that pierce like those.
> 
> John Lennard, MA DPhil. (Oxon.), MA (WU)

This should carry a warning, "Reading this while writing fanfic will cause you to 
delete your writing in despair."
 
Wonderful image, and I so agree with you about yearning for that gift of words.
 
Gwynne *sigh* 		 	   		  


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