The Lord of the Rings | A Riddle | JRR Tolkien

Today, I have a riddle for you. I changed something in the poem below (from The Lord of the Rings trilogy) which slightly alters its meaning; it is a change for today’s world. It is a very small change, but it is there. Can you see it? And, can you see why it is timely? If you don’t like riddles, don’t bother.

The Ring

 

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be kings.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

JRR Tolkien

The Eye of the Dragon | A Vagabond in Mexico

I resigned my post. We run out of time you know, and there are things to be done. I will be finishing  “The Eye of the Dragon” and promoting the new edition of  A Vagabond in Mexico It will be fun! Everything is interconnected. I may be on the road again soon. Last trip? Maybe.  Mexico? Maybe. And dancing . We are here to break boundaries, aren’t we?   

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

— From “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost


A Short Poem | The Hobbit | JRR Tolkien

“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 wither then? I cannot say.”

–J. R. R. Tolkien in “The Hobbit”

J. R. R. Tolkien was once asked in an interview if his books were allegorical. He responded that they were not, that they were just entertainment. I am convinced that professor Tolkien was pulling the interviewer’s leg. What do you think? Have you read Tolkien?

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