Samwise Views Bag-end West

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Across So Wide a Sea



How soft

the light beckons

within:

 

fair bows the round window

with welcome,

it does.....

 

Just the sight of the tender spill

of it,

 

the sweet trail of vine

laced about its curve....

star-flowers twined to night-fogged

rippled glass....

 

just the sight of it comforts me,

brings Home close to my heart. 

 

And the garden!

 

all a-riot

with I-know-not-what,

roses strange and familiar,

sweet grasses and lavender

scenting the pearl-dusk air....

 

Elanor clinging to a hand-hewn trellis....   

 

And you.

 

The same,

yet

different as well.

 

more quiet

(if such a more there could ever be)

yet 

so free,

 

so light of heart,

 

it does my heart good.

 

And the dark gathers close about us,

(a kindly dark, this)

 

and the great cloak of stars holds us,

silent, together,

 

pinned to this place,

this moment,

 

this life,

 

this Home.