• Dream of the Holy Rood, translated by Anthony Esolen

    5 days ago - By Happy Catholic

    I am not a poetry lover but this might be my favorite poem of the few I do like. I just love it. As today is the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, it seems a good time to publish it.
    "Rood" means rod or, in this case, crucifix. This is one of the oldest works of Old English literature and is an example of dream poetry. I love that category - dream poetry.
    This translation is not easy to find and I long ago copied it into my quote journal. Here's where I found it online (you have to have a Yahoo login to get to it).
    Listen! When lapped in rest lay all who speak, to me in a vision in the middle...
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