Tuesday, December 2, 2014

roads


Perhaps you know the roads as told by our dear Tolkien and Baggins?

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 weary 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, if they 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.

Still ’round the corner there may wait
A new road or secret gate;
And though I oft have passed them by,
A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the moon, east of the sun.

This has been a great favorite wandering melody of mine since we were first introduced ^_^ And I do love to try my hand at adding a verse now and then. Here's one of them ♥

Oh yes, forever, ever on!
Making way toward heaven-home
From frothy sea to aged oak
Till finally wrapped in trav’ling cloak,
Shedding frailty, age and time
His face, just there, His hand in mine
I meet the Master. Oh joy! That day!
And journey then the perfect way.


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