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Alana (alanasbooks) | 610 comments It seems so childish and sweet because the writing is simply, yet it truly is a beautiful expression of life's journey and home. You can't read it without feeling a warm sense of home mixed with the bittersweet of the pains that accompany a difficult journey and that you aren't ever the same when you return home again.


Brandon (whyareyoureadingthissilly) 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.
- J.R.R. Tolkien

(there are multiple versions of this poem, but this is the one that appeared first. As a massive Tolkien fan I couldn't resist.)


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