|| posted on 27-7-2014 at 11:31
|I love all these poems.
Rosetti had some magic about her I'm sure.
I also like Tennyson's "Crossing the Bar".
|| posted on 27-7-2014 at 02:02
|I've liked Tolkein's music and poetry, never could get into his books, though.
|| posted on 26-7-2014 at 15:58
I hope they help BG.
|| posted on 26-7-2014 at 15:40
|I like that one - and the Christina Rossetti "Remember me when I am gone".
My favourite poem of all about death/dying is this one:-
Bilbo's Last Song - J R R Tolkien.
Day is ended, dim my eyes,
but journey long before me lies.
Farewell, friends! I hear the call.
The ship's beside the stony wall.
Foam is white and waves are grey;
beyond the sunset leads my way.
Foam is salt, the wind is free;
I hear the rising of the Sea.
Farewell, friends! The sails are set,
the wind is east, the moorings fret.
Shadows long before me lie,
beneath the ever-bending sky,
but islands lie behind the Sun
that I shall raise ere all is done;
lands there are to west of West,
where night is quiet and sleep is rest.
Guided by the Lonely Star,
beyond the utmost harbour-bar,
I'll find the havens fair and free,
and beaches of the Starlit Sea.
Ship, my ship! I seek the West,
and fields and mountains ever blest.
Farewell to Middle-earth at last.
I see the Star above my mast!
For me,at least, it says it all.
|| posted on 26-7-2014 at 14:42
I included this poem at my mother's funeral as I have always found it comforting.
There is another version which adds these lines at the end: