by Shel Silverstein
This bridge will only take you halfway there,
To those mysterious lands you long to see:
Through gypsy camps and swirling Arab fairs
And moonlit woods where unicorns run free.
So come and walk awhile with me and share
The twisting trails and wondrous worlds I've known.
But this bridge will only take you halfway there --
The last few steps you'll have to take alone.
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Gacked from a whole bunch of people: January 3, 2003 will be J.R.R. Tolkien's eleventy-first birthday. The Tolkien Society is suggesting that at 9:00 p.m. local time, every fan raise a glass and toast his birthday. Click here for more information.