The Summoned Book

Introductory verse

(Also a tribute to Lewis Carroll, one of my favorite authors next to Tolkien)

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“The time has come,”

The Walrus said,

“To talk of many things.

“Of elves and swords

“And wizard-staves,

“Of gold and Dwarven kings,

“And why the Thrush knocks on the rock

“And whether Smaug has wings.”

In the middle of the bookshelf

Squeezed by heavy tomes galore

Sits a ragged little volume

Recounting tales of elven lore.

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Though it gathers dust neglected

And long waits for eager eyes,

This brief tale of great adventure

Lights a flame that never dies.

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Now as they day approaches,

And the tickets have been sold,

The time has come for reading

The hero’s tale so bold.

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It’s not The Silmarillion

(I cringe to touch that page!)

It’s not my dearest trilogy

That’s for another age.

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I reach now for the smallest;

My fingers gently call

The soon-to-theaters Hobbit,

The sweetest of them all.

By Hobbita 

 

 

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