18 de mai. de 2023

I Sit Beside the Fire - J. R. R. Tolkien

This poem-song is found in the first book of The Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien. It is composed and sung by the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, when he and Frodo are reunited at Elrond's abode in Rivendell.

I Sit Beside the Fire

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.


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