Tor is a term for a craggy outcrop or lookout.
One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.
Although thoroughly postmodern, the American poet Theodore Roethke would have been at home with almost any of the lyric poets of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Some poets live to regret having written wildly successful poems...
Tuor happens to be my favorite among Tolkien's characters. He was born in the wake of battle, both in Middle-Earth and in France.
Open wide the door, friends: The New Year is knocking.
'I cannot come!' they heard her cry. / 'I was born Earth's daughter!'
This is possibly the saddest poem I have ever read.
The truth is that Frost was the first American who could be honestly reckoned as a master-poet by world standards. - Robert Graves