Despite finding financial and critical success as a novelist, George Meredith always considered himself first and foremost a poet. This self-identification seems quite fitting now since his poetry has endured and remains accessible today in a way that his novels have not. Unlike many Victorian authors, his long-form work has not enjoyed a resurgence, although his considerable influence can be felt – he is mentioned by name by Sherlock Holmes and in an Oscar Wilde play. If you would like to finish reading of Lucifer’s brief, but theologically dense, sojourn under the stars, click here. Digital collage and composition by me (sneaked this one in just under the wire – it may be late on Wednesday, but it is still Wednesday!).