Frodo – A Domestic TCK/CCK

Posted: 27th December 2009 by admin in Uncategorized

by JRR Tolkien

Thanks to Bilbo, Frodo was very much a “global nomad”. And thanks to him and the Fellowship, (also made up of global nomads), all of Middle Earth was saved.

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Roads Go Ever On – Tolkien

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 of 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.

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Roads go ever ever on
To the lands beyond the sea
On a white ship will I sail
Watching shadows aren’t for me

Leaving havens grey with rain
Now that years have slipped away
Leaving friends with gentle pain
As they start another day.

Roads I traveled I must leave
For I ‘ve turned the final bend
Weep not empty tears but grieve
As the road comes to an end

It’s so easy not to try
Let the world go driftying by
If you never say hello
You won’t have to say good bye.)

(c) 1977 Performed by Glenn Yarborough, Lyrics by Jules Bass, Music by Maury Laws.

  1. Anonymous says:

    That’s so neat! I thought about that after posting this – how there must be so many more forms of English dialects. For instance Australian has an entirely amazing vocab for things like toilet, although I can’t remember them right now. I’m sure someone else here knows what I mean though 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    I can remember feeling deeply for Frodo when reading the last part of the LOTR trilogy. It was like I knew what he was going through in dealing with everything he had gone through.