The cold hard lands

they bites our hands,

   they gnaws our feet.

The rocks and stones

are like old bones

all bare of meat.

But stream and pool

is wet and cool:

  so nice for feet!

And now we wish————

Ha! Ha! what does we wish? We’ll tell you…

Alive without breath;

as cold as death;

never thirsting, ever drinking;

clad in mail, never clinking.

Drowns on dry land,

thinks an island,

is a mountain;

thinks a fountain

is a puff of air.

So sleek! So fair!

  What a joy to meet!

We only wish

To catch a fish,

so juicy SWEEEEEEET!


–JRR Tolkien; The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers.