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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Emyn Muil, Pt. 3-a ~ “Now that I see him, I do pity him.”

Posted on 2007.04.18 at 18:32

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Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-04-20 13:38 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, Este, that's great! I knew about the differences but have never been able to look at them together. Don't forget Frodo's poignant version of it, too.

In Three is Company the first part of the second verse went,

Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate,
And though we pass them by today,
Tomorrow we may come this way
And take the hidden paths that run
Towards the Moon or to the Sun.

He re-styles the second verse in The Grey Havens thus:

Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a 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.

What a writer Tolkien was. Talk about subtle, but introducing the tone of portent.

Hey, Este, looking for a quick way to copy and paste these (didn't find one in time) I did find this on Google, at Wikipedia. You'll love it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Road_Goes_Ever_On_(song)

I hadn't realised this walking song went all the way back to "The Hobbit". I guess this song really threads the whole saga together, both books!


Estë   (or ST for short)
este_tangletoes at 2007-04-23 12:32 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you Mechling! (((Hugs)))

P.S. The Wood anemonies are in bloom in Sweden. (See icon)
mechling at 2007-04-23 12:49 (UTC) (Link)
Do you have those out at the cabin? They are so beautiful! How large are they? The size of shirt buttons?
Estë   (or ST for short)
este_tangletoes at 2007-04-23 14:12 (UTC) (Link)
Yes we do. But we may not pick the blue species because they are a protected flower. They are ca: 3/4" wide, which would be twice the size of those in the icon.

They usually arrive before the white species, but due to the early spring, this year, they are blooming together. The woods are as white as snow because of the abundance of White Anemones.

mechling at 2007-04-23 16:08 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, MORE than beautiful! I'd have to lay down and stare at them.
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