George MacDonald Poems
- A Memorial Of Africa I. Upon a rock I sat-a ...
- Love Is Strength Love alone is great in might, Makes the ...
- The Wind And The Moon Said the Wind to the Moon, 'I will blow...
- Obedience Trust him in the common light; Trust him in the ...
- Baby Where did you come from, baby dear? Out of the ...
- A Broken Prayer O Lord, my God, how long Shall my poor heart...
- A Dream Song I dreamed of a song-I heard it sung; In the ear...
George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister.
Known particularly for his poignant fairy tales and fantasy novels, George MacDonald inspired many authors, such as W.H. Audent, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. It was C.S. Lewis who wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "master": "Picking up a copy of Phantastes one day at a train-station bookstall, I began to read. A few hours later," said Lewis, "I knew that I had crossed a great frontier." G.K. Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had "made a difference to my whole existence."
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A Memorial Of Africa
Upon a rock I sat-a mountain-side,
Far, far forsaken of the old sea's lip;
A rock where ancient waters' rise and dip,
Recoil and plunge, eddy, and oscillant tide,
Had worn and worn, while races lived and died,
Involved channels. Where the sea-weed's drip
Followed the ebb, now crumbling lichens sip
Sparse dews of heaven that down with sunset slide.
I sat long-gazing southward. A dry flow
Of withering wind sucked up my drooping strength,
Itself weak from the desert's burning length.
Behind me piled, away and up did go
Great sweeps of savage ...