Monday, October 14, 2013

I Sit and Think


 I sit beside the fire and
 think of all that I have seen,
 of meadow-flowers and butterflies
 in summers that have been; 
Of yellow leaves and gossamer
 in autumns that there were,


with morning mist and silver
 sun and wind upon my hair.
 I sit beside the fire and think
 of how the world will be
 when winter comes without
 a spring that I shall ever see.


 For still there are so many things
 that I have never seen:
 in every wood in every spring
 there is a different green.
 I sit beside the fire and
 think of people long ago,


 and people who will see a world
 that I shall never know.
 But all the while I sit and think
 of times there were before,
 I listen for returning feet
 and voices at the door.


 J R R Tolkien ~



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