Gift of the Gods, Part IV

The Gift of the Gods: The Tragedy of Mithridates the Great of Pontos     Chapter Eight     The king sat on a rock, just out of the reach of angry waves on the Black Sea shore. The winter sunset spoke of violence far out to sea. There was a break in the clouds, … Continue reading

Publication Preview of The Natchez Treasure

Coming soon from Anaphora Press: The Natchez Treasure: a novel by Christopher (Clifton) Lewis     What is it that the Freemasonic masters were searching for in the New World of America? On the one hand, the Freemasons were inspired by an ideal for the emancipation and spiritual enlightenment of all peoples. To that end, … Continue reading

The Natchez Treasure

    The Natchez Treasure               Natchez, in April!   From the river plantations, crepe myrtles – the trees my mother loved – with gray twisted trunks come down to the road, to hang their crumpled linens of lavender in the warm breeze. Creeks rush out of the dark … Continue reading

The Gift of the Gods, Part III

  Chapter Six     “Mithridates has not yet sailed for Rome?” the young centurion asked anxiously as he dismounted. Antiochus, walking with a local guide, met the cohort of cavalry scouting far ahead of the main army. They were in low, grassy hills dotted with groves above a river, very different from the dry … Continue reading

The Gift of the Gods: The Tragedy of Mithridates the Great of Pontus

The Gift of the Gods   The Tragedy of Mithridates the Great of Pontus           Prelude: Night, the camp of the Romans       Will this darkness never end?   At least the rain has stopped.   But this blind wind increases – unseasonable cold blasts from the wrath of … Continue reading

The Book of Taliesin, chaps 17-end

Chapter Seventeen: The Lady of the Lake     There is not breath enough from the sea to form a ripple on the lake. The water is a glass; and the sun is high enough to see into the shadowy green depths. The little barge drifts within sight of St. Benignus’s rock. It is there, … Continue reading