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[IM3] Ending T/P

Bilbo's Last Song

Posted by 2cbetter2 on 2008.04.04 at 02:13
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Day is ended, dim my eyes,
but journey long before me lies.
Farewell, friends! I hear the call.
The ship’s beside the stony wall.
Foam is white and waves are grey;
beyond the sunset leads my way.
Foam is salt, the wind is free;
I hear the rising of the Sea.

Farewell, friends! The sails are set,
the wind is east, the moorings fret.
Shadows long before me lie,
beneath the ever-bending sky,
but islands lie behind the Sun
that I shall raise ere all is done;
lands there are to west of West,
where night is quiet and sleep is rest.

Guided by the Lonely Star,
beyond the utmost harbour-bar,
I’ll find the heavens fair and free,
and beaches of the Starlit Sea.
Ship, my ship! I seek the West,
and fields and mountains ever blest.
Farewell to Middle-earth at last.
I see the Star above my mast!

— J. R. R. Tolkein (1892 - 1973)


craftypug at 2008-04-04 11:42 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for posting! Work has been heavy and when I'm home, I'm fighting with a crashed hard drive. But hopefully I can get back to posting quotes as well.
2cbetter2 at 2008-04-04 16:04 (UTC) (Link)

Not a problem as I found this poem online last night and I loved it when I read it quite some time ago. In fact I believe at least part or most of it was quoted in the BBC's radio production of Lord of the Rings (which is one of the BEST versions of LOTR btw).
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