Tomorrow is Tolkien Reading Day!

More info here. March 25th in Middle Earth is the day of the downfall of Sauron, and marks the change from the Third Age to the Fourth. A good day to read or reread your favourite Tolkien poem, short story, essay, snip from The Lord of the Rings, or all of the above! I might reread Leaf by Niggle or Cat:

The fat cat on the mat
may seem to dream
of nice mice that suffice
for him, or cream;
but he free, maybe,
walks in thought
unbowed, proud, where loud
roared and fought
his kin, lean and slim,
or deep in den
in the East feasted on beasts
and tender men.
The giant lion with iron
claw in paw,
and huge ruthless tooth
in gory jaw;
the pard dark-starred,
fleet upon feet,
that oft soft from aloft
leaps upon his meat
where woods loom in gloom --
far now they be,
fierce and free,
and tamed is he;
but fat cat on the mat
kept as a pet
he does not forget.

Comments

NBB said…
Oh, cool!

I think I'll read Roverandom. Love that dog :) And it fits the theme of Journeys & Destinations

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