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Writers, 6 Aug 2017
Medley, Essays to a Swan

38 Notables

For Tolkien et alii - a tribute to books, movies and songs - hence the category Medley. "to rediscover the Flame Imperishable - set in the heart of every man able".

Rhyme Scheme: Consecutive

Be careful of The Company You Keep *1
Rather than at life's end you sit and weep
For in that War of Wrath by the Valar was lost
Many things that should not have come to aught

Cortlandt *3 was dynamited by its creator
For Altruism *4 he didn't feel was better
Than a construct of Niggle in whose Parish
Was built and consecrated a fervent wish

That all things bright and beautiful
Should live in Yavanna's *5 land of thrill
Where nature would fashion and become
Like the Eden in What Dreams May Come *6

At Kirrin Island *7 we found a joy springing like a fount
That would in later days come back to haunt
Us for we amidst the rat race had lost our Voice
In the Wilderness *8 faced with little choice

But to rediscover the Flame Imperishable *9
Set in the heart of every man able
To Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun *10
And with Agape *11, set our souls to Burn *12

*1 - Movie by Robert Redford
*2 - Last chapter of the Quenta Silmarillion
*3 and 4 - The Fountainhead which reveres the Individual over misapplied Altruism
*5 - Tolkien's Goddess of Nature
*6 - Movie of Robin Williams
*7 - From Enid Blyton's Famous Five Series
*8 - Song by Cliff Richard
*9 - Again, from Tolkien's Ainulindale
*10 - Pink Floyd Song
*11 - Agape - the love that consumes, Paulo Coelho
*12 - Song by Jo Dee Messina

Collection: swan

Category: Medley


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