Bilbo’s Last Song

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.

Shadow long
before me lie,
beneath the
ever-bending sky,

But islands lie
behind the Sun
that I shall raise
are 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
ando mountains
ever blest.

Farewell to
Middle-earth at last,
I see the Star
above your mast!

J.R.R Tolkien

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