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Poetry thread

Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Jan 10 2013, 4:58pm


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Now that I'm back at work after my looong Christmas break, I might have better luck posting the poetry thread, especially since most of my classes don't meet on Thursdays.

This week I've picked another of Piet Hein's "Grooks". This one reminded me a bit of Tolkien's Essay on Fairy Stories, and his remarks on Subcreation.

SIMPLY ASSISTING GOD
by Piet Hein

I am a humble artist
moulding my earthly clod,
adding my labour to nature's,
simply assisting God.

Not that my effort is needed;
yet somehow, I understand,
my maker has willed it that I too should have
unmoulded clay in my hand.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Subject User Time
Poetry thread Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 10 2013, 4:58pm
    Simple, but effective. Greenwood Hobbit Send a private message to Greenwood Hobbit Jan 10 2013, 11:24pm
        Lovely! It reminds me a bit Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 10 2013, 11:40pm
    A wonderful rhyme: "clod" and "God" Kassandros Send a private message to Kassandros Jan 11 2013, 2:58pm
        It's a Grook! Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 11 2013, 5:34pm
            A Grook, huh? Kassandros Send a private message to Kassandros Jan 11 2013, 5:45pm
    A pause... Ciars Send a private message to Ciars Jan 11 2013, 4:25pm
        Thank you! In some ways, this is what makes us human Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Jan 12 2013, 4:11pm
        This is in our church hymnal <3 // Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 12 2013, 4:30pm
    Another original... Malveth Send a private message to Malveth Jan 11 2013, 4:45pm
        Nice stuff here! I especially like Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Jan 12 2013, 4:01pm
            Thanks! Malveth Send a private message to Malveth Jan 13 2013, 4:38pm
    Yes, subcreation! Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Jan 12 2013, 4:04pm
    Here are two. The last one kept me riveted. Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Jan 12 2013, 4:29pm
        That second one Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 13 2013, 10:31pm
    Here's some John Dryden (1631-1700) acheron Send a private message to acheron Jan 13 2013, 6:31pm

 
 
 

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