Michael Ward

A Look at Lewis’s Poetry

A Look at Lewis’s Poetry
  • Jan 09, 2017
  • Michael Ward
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C.S. Lewis’s poetry is probably the least well-known part of his output. It is also probably the least liked part. People complain that Lewis had a tin ear as a poet. He didn’t give us verse that sings. It’s too full of knots. So they say.

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Narnia and the Seven Heavens

  • Apr 28, 2009
  • Michael Ward
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Ever since they were published in the 1950s, C.S. Lewis’s seven Chronicles of Narnia have puzzled readers. The puzzle has to do with the fact that the seven stories have no obvious unifying theme. Three of the books seem to be clear Biblical allegories. The Lion, the Witch and the …

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A Look at Lewis’s Poetry

  • Jan 19, 2009
  • Michael Ward
  • 3 Comments

C.S. Lewis’s poetry is probably the least well-known part of his output. It is also probably the least liked part. People complain that Lewis had a tin ear as a poet. He didn’t give us verse that sings. It’s too full of knots. So they say. I disagree. Or rather, …

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Prince Caspian and the Planets

  • May 15, 2008
  • Michael Ward
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Prince Caspian is woken by his tutor, Dr. Cornelius, in the middle of the night and taken up a dark stairway to the top of a tower. There he sees the conjunction of two planets: “Tarva, the Lord of Victory, salutes Alambil, the Lady of Peace.” According to Dr Cornelius, …

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