Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fall Moon

"Sing we now softly, and dreams let us weave him!
Wind him in his slumber and there let us leave him!
The wanderer sleepeth. Now soft be his pillow!
Lullaby! Lullaby! Alder and Willow!
Sigh no more, Pine, till the wind of the morn!
Fall moon! Dark be the land!
Hush! Hush! Oak, Ash, and Thorn!
Hushed be all water, till dawn is at hand!"

--The Elves' lullaby for Bilbo, from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit