April 19th, 2009

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Palomides Before His Christening

Palomides Before His Christening

This is one of Charles Williams’s great Arthurian poems, a meditation upon the submission of the soul to God from obedience – even without joy. Palomides allows himself to be a fool for Christ at last, though he cannot see the joke as Dinadan can. But God accepts him, anyway – as he does us all.

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