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Poem Title:  I Sit And Think

Poem Category:  Mystical/ Mythology

Poet:  J R R Tolkien

Poet Biography: 
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was born of British parents in Bloemfontein, South Africa but moved to England at a young age. Most famous for his stories such as The Hobbit (published when the author was 45 years old 1937) and The Lord of the Rings.



Poem: 
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.

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