I Sit and Think
I Sit and Think j. r. r. tolkien stories
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soulplxx
soulplxx I can't trust my brain
Autoplay OFF   •   2 years ago
One of my favourite poems by J.R.R. Tolkien! Love the imagery and reflectiveness of it, hope you enjoy!

Source: J.R.R. Tolkien http://famouspoetsandpoem...

I Sit 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 never 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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