JRR Tolkien (1892–1973)
All Ye Joyful
Sing all ye joyful, now sing all together!
The wind's in the tree-top, the wind's in the heather;
The stars are in blossom, the moon is in flower,
And bright are the windows of night in her tower.
Dance all ye joyful, now dance all together!
Soft is the grass, and let foot be like feather!
The river is silver, the shadows are fleeting;
Merry is May-time, and merry our meeting.
Sigh no more pine, till the wind of the morn!
Fall Moon! Dark be the land!
Hush! Hush! Oak, ash and thorn!
Hushed by all water, till dawn is at hand!
J.R.R. Tolkien (1892–1973) was an English writer and professor at Oxford University (1925–1959). He's best remembered for his fantasy works The Hobbit (1937) and its sequel The Lord of the Rings (1954), both of which have sold well over 100 million copies.
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