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I Sit & Think

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Alyssa Sockwell

on 4 June 2013

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Transcript of I Sit & Think

I Sit and Think By John Ronald Reuel Tolkien I sit beside the fire and think

of all that I have seen,

of meadow-flowers and butterflies

in summers that have been; Of yellow leaves and gossamer

in autumns that there were,

with morning mist and silver sun

and wind upon my hair. I sit beside the fire and think

of how the world will be

when winter comes without a spring

that I shall never see. For still there are so many things

that I have never seen:

in every wood in every spring

there is a different green. I sit beside the fire and think

of people long ago,

and people who will see a world

that I shall never know. But all the while I sit and think

of times there were before,

I listen for returning feet

and voices at a door. At First Glance~ The simplicity of just sitting and thinking. Having a moment to reflect about the past and plans that could happen or might not be able to happen. Through out the poem there is seasons that
help represent the going through life. Starting with

Summer is a bright time, and the beginning of life can be similar to this. When a child is brought into the world they do not know of the different problems that life includes so they live in a world of bright and happiness. summers that have been; Autumns that there were, The leading into autumn in with the in between time and part of the going through life. When winter comes with out a spring Winter is a time of cold and staying and not doing much. With the hope of spring around the corner it makes it easier to endure the cold of winter. When stated that a winter comes without a spring, there's a pause in the cold and the wont be a move into spring because it [life] ends there. Essentially, "Spring" is the hope at the end of the tunnel While going through life there will be boundless opportunities and not all of them can be made. "in every wood in every spring
there is a different green. " Things he hasn't seen
but hopes to
before he dies.
Each forest and
place has its own uniqueness,
making it impossible
for anyone to ever see,
experience, or
know everything. I sit beside the fire and think

of people long ago, People from his [our]
past or those of history and people who will see a world
that I shall never know. Won't know because there is too
many people, and at this point
it is near the "end". Adding to the fact that no one can meet everyone. There is people from his past as well as other great people that he hasn't and wont be able to meet. The last bit of hope is that there is still a small chance to meet more people. I listen for returning feet
and voices at a door. Waiting for those friends spoken about- simple meaning While the footsteps can represent the coming of something new that can add to what to think about. Final Thoughts Knowing that we cannot do
everything is sad but something
we have to accept. Take the most out of life
and enjoy what you can. The flow of the story starts from the brightness of life and "beginnings" to a darker/sad tone towards the end of the poem [of life]. "For still there are so many things that I shall never see: " "But all the while I sit and think" While he is going through the memories through his life the world is still going around him sitting there and thinking. Had the tone of regret and sadness,
but has a underlining hope to it Small Advice:
If you know that not everything can be
it wont come as much of a
disappointment when you get to the
point you can't do any more. Fin.
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