Bilbo's Star Song

- Primula
The day is done, the night begun,
My lantern flickers o'er the path.
The path is long, my weary song
May falter midst the shadowed grass.

Though steps are slow, and wind may moan
I will not fear the flame being blown,
For in the night I'll find no flight;
By stars I walk, I'm not alone.

For the darkness cannot touch me,
The light is in my heart,
From memories of starlight,
My mind will never part.

Beyond my hand there lies a land,
And neath my feet a path to stay -
A darkened cloak for other folk
But to my heart it's clear and plain.

This light in hand is merely sand,
The wind and waves could sweep away
But here I start, with star in heart
And to my eyes 'tis always day.

For the darkness cannot touch me,
The light is in my heart,
From memories of starlight,
My mind will never part.

If I could hold, though it be bold,
A star within my frail grasp,
The night would flee away from me,
And never dare again to pass.

The sky ablaze, my face I raise
To diamonds fair in velvet sea,
And Middle-earth is but a berth
For starlit ships that come for me.


From Nothing of Note