J.R.R. Tolkien On Mythmaking

January 18, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Blessed are the legend-makers with their rhyme

of things not found within recorded time.

It is not they that have forgot the Night,

or bid us flee to organized delight,

in lotus-isles of economic bliss

forswearing souls to gain a Circe-kiss

(and counterfeit at that, machine-produced,

bogus seduction of the twice seduced).”

J.R.R. Tolkien, Mythopoeia

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