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From the many-willow'd margin of the immemorial Thames

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From the many-willow'd margin of the immemorial Thames is a poem written by J.R.R. Tolkien. It was published in Stapeldon Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 3 in December of 1913. Tolkien signed the poem as "J.".

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From the many-willow'd margin of the immemorial Thames,
    Standing in a vale outcarven in a world-forgotten day,
There is dimly seen uprising through the greenly veiled stems,
    Many-mansion'd, tower-crowned in its dreamy robe of grey,
All the city by the fording: aged in the lives of men,
Proudly wrapt in mystic mem'ry overpassing human ken.

J.