The Trial of King Bela

By Mark Kodama   I.   When King Bela of Hungary marched his army to the Sajo River on April 10, 1241, he knew the Mongols were near. He knew the Mongols were not warriors with whom to be trifled. He could be bear being called a coward; but he did not want to be … Continue reading The Trial of King Bela

The Easter Feast

By Mark Kodama   Specters from the past haunt my nights, Sitting silently at the Easter feast. Those once hosts are now guests; They eat no meat but only watch. They do not speak but only listen. I do not fear these familiar faces. But know I will join them soon, For life and death … Continue reading The Easter Feast