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Saturday, 6 November 2010

I Sit Beside The Fire And Think

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I sit beside the fire and think
~ by J.R.R. Tolkien ~

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 that 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

4 comments:

Sandra said...

this is the part i think about a lot
I sit beside the fire and think
Of people long ago
And people that will see a world
That I shall never know

the part about the world that is coming that i will never see and what it will be like, i have seen the last 66 years and all the change and i wonder what the next 50 will bring

Ginny said...

Oh, MAN, I LOVE this poem! Has he written any others just as good? I need to Google his poems!!! I read the Hobbit, and Middle Earth trilogy, but didn't know about the poems. your security word is sappy!!! But this is not!

Mac n' Janet said...

Loved the poem, but was it Pooh who said "..but sometimes i just sit."?

Don said...

Great poem: thanks for sharing it. Personal vista points are worth commemorating in verse. Thanks Tolkein!

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