31 October 2009

A Mirror of Shalott

Out flew the web and floated wide;
The mirror cracked from side to side;
"The curse is come upon me," cried
The Lady of Shalott.
Appropriate to the holiday, I shall be indulging in tales of the supernatural written and compiled by Fr. Robert Hugh Benson. A Mirror of Shalott is, as far as I know, the only work of tales of horror written by a Catholic priest (which will, naturally, ensure they will be especially frightening). If my readers know of others, I'd be interested in hearing about them.