Monday, December 10, 2012

Monday Poetry: The Sea

Once again, in honor of Tolkien and the Hobbit coming out this week, here is another one of his poems.  Some of the words may be familiar, as they form part of the basis for the Academy Award Winning song, "Into the West."

To the Sea, to the Sea! The white gulls are crying,
The wind is blowing, and the white foam is flying.
West, west away, the round sun is falling.
Grey ship, grey ship, do you hear them calling?
The voices of my people gone before me?
I will leave, I will leave the woods that bore me;
For our days are ending and our years failing.
I will pass the wide waters lonely sailing.
Long are the waves on the Last Shore falling,
Sweet are the voices in the Lost Isle calling.
In Eressea, in Elvenhome, that no man can discover,
Where the leaves fall not: land of my people forever!

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