Gilbert Keith Chesterton

London, England
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
London, England
Thursday, January 1, 2004

Lepanto Comments

Rating: 2.8
White founts falling in the Courts of the sun,
And the Soldan of Byzantium is smiling as they run;
There is laughter like the fountains in that face of all men feared,
It stirs the forest darkness, the darkness of his beard;


Camille Grant 15 October 2018
I've loved this poem for more than half a century! I''m trying to find it witth historical commentary, so I can place tbe events in proper context
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James Fish 22 October 2008
This year 2008 is the centennial of G.K.´s birth. His writings are pertinent in a time when Christianity is coming to grips again with the fanatics of Muslumism. In Brazil several of his books have recently been translated into Portuguese. History is repeating itself and his poem LEPANTO which commemorated a maritime victory of the West over Middle Eastern pessimism and negation, is an event to be remembered and celebrated as G.K did.
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