On this day, January 3rd, 1892, J.R.R. Tolkien was born. We here at Grey Havens and Grey Havens YA would like to wish the Professor a very happy birthday!
Grey Havens YA certainly wouldn’t exist without Professor Tolkien, and I know my own personal life would be far darker without the light that he shared. Please join us in honoring the Professor by sharing what he means to you below in the comments!
In western lands beneath the Sun
the flowers may rise in Spring,
the trees may bud, the waters run,
the merry finches sing.
Or there maybe ’tis cloudless night
and swaying beeches bear
the Elven-stars as jewels white
amid their branching hair.
Though here at journey’s end I lie
in darkness buried deep,
beyond all towers strong and high,
beyond all mountains steep,
above all shadows rides the Sun
and Stars for ever dwell:
I will not say the Day is done
nor bid the Stars farewell.
Send us an owl: What about you? Favorite quote? How has Tolkien changed your life?