- Roy Jacobsen, on his blog "Writing, Clear and Simple"
“Arthur eastward in arms purposed
his war to wage on the wild marches,
over seas sailing to Saxon lands,
from the Roman realm ruin defending."
Thus begins a new epic poem by the beloved author of The Lord of the Rings. What's that, you ask? How can write a new poem when he's been dead since 1973? Bah! What is death among friends?