Fair (to be fair)
is not in the eyes
but in the heart
where wisdom lies.

To judge by sight
will lead astray.
The spirit knows
the compassed way.

Though it be hard
(oft strewn with pain)
the soul rests firm
when home again.


It’s Quadrille Monday once again at dVerse and Linda Lee challenges us to write a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting the title) containing the word “fair.”

My poem today is inspired by Frodo, who tells Sam that despite Strider’s outward appearance, if the Ranger were of the enemy he would look fairer and feel fouler.