Brian Jacques: In Memoriam
I felt the need to write a remembrance poem to the author I so loved but never met, and I styled it after the poems that filled Jacques’s work. Without futher adieu, here is the poem I came up with.
The Summer of the Changing Winds
"You came and went like a summer breeze,
Master of the Abbey with the sandstone walls.
Whose words echo, immortal, from the leaves
of books and down through the Great Hall.
Through time immemorial,
battles of Good and Evil rage,
but I retreat to peaceful Redwall Abbey,
with only the turning of a page."
Then, when I was a young teenager, I saw on the Redwall.org website that kids were creating Redwall-style websites and I decided to create my own. It was a site where people could submit poetry, poems, recipes, and play games, and everything was based on the Redwall series. That site was called Lunar Isle. So if any of you Lunar Islanders are still out there, it is my pleasure to unmask myself as the one and only Kaliah Wolfsbane.
Wow, that was a long time ago. But suffice to say that the Redwall series brought a lot of joy into my life as I grew up. I smiled as I looked at a website called the Redwall Compendium, and to my shock and delight, saw an old Lunar Isle award that I’d given it! Ha! Oh, how I loved Microsoft Paint.
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