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


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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