The Leave-Taking


There are a few lines in here from "Into the West".........

Samwise stood upon the shore
Tears upon his face
He could hide them no more
He turned away in haste

Frodo smiled and took his hand
And Samwise turned to look
And Frodo placed in his hand
A faded, old red book

"Why do you weep?
What are these tears upon your face?
Soon you will see
All of my fears have passed away . . ."

Samwise looked upon his friend
And Frodo before him grinned
"You and I will meet again."
He smelled the sea upon the wind

Frodo turned away and joined all the rest
The Elves leaving at last
And Into the West
The Grey Ship passed

- Peregrine