Tuesday, November 27, 2012

It's not the Tuesday Poem: Samwise's contribution to Gandalf's lament

Feels weird not doing a Tuesday Poem on the Eve of The Hobbit premiere

I guess because it's hard to focus on other work when so many exciting things happening in Wellington tomorrow and as I suspect I'm going to spend a lot of time peering at red carpet in the distance I feel the following is perhaps this is appropriate for the hobbit even if it is totally the wrong book ;) - maybe I'll break into Bilbo's spider taunt later!!!!

But for now

Samwise's contribution to Frodo's lament for Gandalf (JRR Tolkien)

"The finest rockets ever seen
they burst in stars of blue and green
or after thunder golden showers 
came falling like a rain of flowers."

For it does feel like we're about to be treated to a rather fun local event where everyone is turning up to see the fireworks.  (and the stars)
Of  perhaps I should have started with the beginning - it seems appropriate tonight with the weather and all the excitement -

"When evening in the Shire was grey
his footsteps on the hill were heard..."

after all, surely one would be wise to listen out for those footsteps?


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