Friday 13 May 2022

Poem: JRR Tolkien

Hi All

Again I'm going to share with you some poems from more famous sources than myself, and I find this authors poetry quite shadowed by his fantasy novels.

Here is my favorite poem from Tolkien, it appears in both the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, but its slightly different so I have combined the two for a longer more satisfying poem

The Road Goes Ever On

Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone,
By streams that never find the sea;
Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June,
Over grass and over stone,
And under mountains in the moon.

Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star,
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.

The Road goes ever on and on
Out from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
Let others follow it who can!
Let them a journey new begin,
But I at last with weary feet
Will turn towards the lighted inn,
My evening-rest and sleep to meet.

Another personal favorite is Lament For Boromir, and I particularly liked the new movies rendition of the Lonely Mountain. Follow the following link for More Of JRR Tolkiens Poems

Peace Out

A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities. ― J.R.R. Tolkien