Sunday, April 30, 2017

Z is for Zed

Z is for Zed, the end of the alphabet. Earlier this year I read Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring and read this poem that I want read at the end of my life.

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.

1 comment:

  1. You made it! Congratulations, on accomplishing a very difficult task. :)