Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Goblin Feet


I'm off down the road,
Where the fairy lanterns glowed
And the little pretty flitter-mice are flying:
A slender band of gray
It runs creepily away
And the hedges and the grass are a-sighing.
The air is full of wings
And of blundery beetle-things,
That warn you with their whirring and their humming.
O! I hear the tiny horns Of enchanted leprechauns
And the padded feet of many gnomes a-coming.
O! the lights! O! the gleams! O! the little tinkly sounds:
O! the rustle of their noiseless little robes!
O! the echo of their feet -- of their happy little feet:
O! their swinging lamps in little starlit globes!
I must follow in their train,
Down the crooked fairy lane
Where the coney-rabbits long ago have gone.
And where silvery they sing
In a moving moonlit ring
All a-twinkle with the jewels they have on.
They are fadding round the turn,
Where the glow-worms palely burn
And the echo of their padding feet is dying.
O! It's knocking at my heart -- Let me go!
O! Let me start! For the little magic hours are all a-flying.
O! the warmth! O! the hum! O! the colours in the dark!
O! the gauzy winds of golden honey-flies!
O! the music of their feet -- of their dancing goblin feet!
O! the magic! O! the sorrow when it dies.
by J.R.R. Tolkien

5 Comments:

Blogger Soloman Gray said...

Are you kidding me!!!!!! Tolken!!!!!! Why the hell would you post something by that dry, pretentious, self-absorbed, condesceding,over inflated excuse for a fantasy writer. You need to get better shit to post.

5:02 PM  
Blogger kitty ramone said...

lol, calm down dude. i like that poem, but ill try to find something more suitable. any suggestions?

11:40 AM  
Blogger The Walrus said...

I suggest...bungee jumping!

Personally I find nothing wrong with posting a poem once in a while. Keep it up Kitty.

11:05 AM  
Blogger Pinkey the wise said...

I have to agree with Gray, i never cared much for Tolkien, but may i suggest "The man who wan't there" its a fantastic poem.

10:59 PM  
Blogger kitty ramone said...

the man who wasnt there is awesome! very cool, very creepy, i love it.

5:40 PM  

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