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The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
– Henry Miller,
novelist
who was born on this day, 1891

 

The Wake Up Call

 
 
Poem of the Day:
St. Stephen and King Herod
(A Medieval Ballad)
For the Feast of St. Stephen today
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The Wake Up Call – December 26, 2014

 

St. Stephen Today is the Feast of St. Stephen, whose story is told in Acts 6:8-8:2

 
 
Here is a poem of uncertain medieval origin for the occasion.

(This version in modern English is from The Oxford Book of Ballads, Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed., 1910)
 
 
 
 

St. Stephen and King Herod.

I

SAINT STEPHEN was a clerk
In King Herod’s hall,
And servéd him of bread and cloth
As every king befall.
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