Under Construction - In other words, still evolving
(Please note: All works on this website are Copyright (C) Robert P Mills unless otherwise shown)
If you enjoy any of my work please consider my latest novel "The Legend of Jurgo Dragonslayer" available through Amazon
Thank you for visiting my website. This site is dedicated to the various bits of writing that I produce from time to time. I hope you like it and them.
- Science Fiction
- Fantasy and Mythology
- Historical Fiction
- Poems and Prose
- The occasional philosophical comment
I like to think that my writings are more than just words on paper. Certainly I believe that we all need that mystery, awe and sense of wonder in our modern, jaded world. Hopefully I have achieved at least a little of that.
*** To be read out loud exactly as written***
HOW TO BE ERUDITE Or - fings wus bettr wen I wus yung
Wos finking of the older tymes
wen things wos very simpel
and peepel wur a bit moor kind
and i still had a dimpel
and skool was fun and frends wur yung
but poleesmen maid me trembel
and, using, commas, wos, wot, wos, dun
and i lerned to use a pensil
Of making many books there is no end... As a wise man once said
And it is true that there are millions upon untold millions of words on paper, electronic formats and countless differing languages and ways of saying things - so why bother?
Because words matter: without communication that lifts us up above the mundane we are little better than robots. George Orwell in his amazing book "1984" spoke of a time when the language would be trimmed and watered down: cutting out words that evoked a response, so that people would not have a word to express any feelings or emotions and that those feelings of wonder and innovation and humanity would eventually atrophy and die and the State would be All.
Things of wonder and beauty would no longer be "lovely" or "Exhilarating" they would simply be 'nice' - and if special then they would be 'nice nice'
HOW UTTERLY BORING AND SOUL DESTROYING!
SAVE YOUR HUMANITY - EVOKE A SENSE OF WONDER
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READING FOR ITS OWN SAKE
(The works of the masters bringing light into our souls)
I remember reading Elliot
Trying to make sense of it
three trees on the low sky. And an old white horse galloped away”
or Dante with his punishments
his description of the firmaments
“Abandon every hope, who enter here;
Or the Lion, Lewis tells of
Narnia the master of
He is not a tame lion, after all
Or Shakespeare quoting Hamlet
Who seeing madness played it
“alas, poor Yorick I knew him, Horatio..”
Loving Tolkein, Feist and Niven
To much reading I am given
“In the beginning was the Word
No reason to my reading
Or the choices I am making
"of the making of many books there is no end.”
Whether Metre, Prose or Rhyme
It is freedom to my mind
"I have a dream"