discourse and play

LJ is being REALLY STUPID–as you see in my previous post… if you get there before I delete it!

Sooooo (patience, patience…)–let’s try that again:

Now winter nights enlarge
This number of their hours;
And clouds their storms discharge
Upon the airy towers.
Let now the chimneys blaze
And cups o'erflow with wine,
Let well-tuned words amaze
With harmony divine...

This time doth well dispense
With lovers' long discourse;
Much speech hath some defense,
Though beauty no remorse.
All do not all things well:
Some measures comely tread,
Some knotted riddles tell,
Some poems smoothly read.
The summer hath his joys,
And winter his delights;
Though love and all his pleasures are but toys
They shorten tedious nights.
(by Thomas Campion)

Winter is an opportunity to stay in side and affirm your human relationships–like we enjoy on weekends The Student comes home (like this one), and in looking forward to Nanny&PappyVisits.  Get cozy with someone you love… "love and all his pleasures" being just toys, could be argued with.  However, I suppose the point is to have fun!  And, notice how lovers are to spend time in "discourse", not just play.  ;-) 

(Don’t worry, we’re not going to post a poem every day… I don’t think…)

Walk to Rivendell:  We enter the ruins of the Watch Tower of Amon Sul, at the top of Weathertop.

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