In lieu of trying to belong to any number of societies: Chesterton, Sherlock Holmes, the Inklings, and so on: I propose and establish one of my own. Don your intelligence cap at the door; dust off your logic and imagination; did you bring your inspiration and encouragement? We are shapers, my friends; lit lamps; light-bringers. Bring quotes*; poetry should be uplifting and thoughtful, or witty and clever, (or both). Humor is encouraged; laughter is invited back. Pull up a chair. Anyone for tea?



Tuesday is for Tolkien

Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone,
By streams that never find the sea;
Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June,
Over grass and over stone,
And under mountains in the moon.

Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star,
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.

Gandalf looked at him. "My dear Bilbo!" he said. "Something is the matter with you! You are not the hobbit that you were."

~ It's nice to be back here! The realities of family, church-family, and gorgeous weather have kept me away from the computer for a while. We've been reading a little more, and I finished A Tale of Two Cities . . . Dickens is a brilliant writer!

I also finished reading The Hobbit to Ben, while sitting in the sunshine. I've read it several times before, but this is Ben's first time and I enjoy experiencing it with him. We'll go on to The Lord of the Rings next! I'll never tire of those books. . . ~.

Good night!


Natalie said...

I just finished reading bith The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings aloud to Maggie. I'll never tire of them either.

Kat said...

Delicious. I love the poetry from these books. Lovely to see you here again. It was lovely to be with you yesterday!

Mrs.Rabe said...

My daughter Lindsay loves the Lord of the Rings trilogy!

I may have to try Dickens again...I had to read "A Tale Of Two Cities" and a few other books by him in junior high, and might have been too young for them then. I think I may appreciate his writing better now.