‘I cannot come!’ they heard her cry. / ‘I was born Earth’s daughter!’
Long a part of New England holiday tradition…
The word ‘poetry’ also derives from the Greek ‘poiein’, which has the same meaning as the Sanskrit root ‘kri’, whence comes ‘karma’.
“Tolkien was almost excessively ‘tough-minded’: (…) all drove him to work out from single words, or cruxes, or kernels, or nuggets.”
Longfellow, for one, did not seem to associate Chaucer with the sounds and smells of 14th century London.