Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tolkien on creation...

Although now long estranged

Man is not wholly lost nor wholly changed.

Dis-graced he may be, yet is not de-throned,

And keeps the rags of lordship once he owned’

Man. Sub-Creator, the refracted Light

through whom is splintered from a single White

to many hues and endlessly combined

in living shapes that move from mind to mind.

Though all the crannies of the world we filled

With elves and goblins, though we dared to build

Gods and their houses out of dark and light,

and sowed the seed of dragons--’twas our right

(Used or mis-used). That right has not decayed:

we make still by the law in which we’re made.

- J.R.R. Tolkien

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