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The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon

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'''The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon''' is a [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] poem of the [[Fourth Age]] said to derive from [[Gondorian]] lore. It was recorded in the [[Red Book]].
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'''The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon''' is a [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] poem of the [[Fourth Age]] said to derive from [[Gondorian]] lore. It was recorded in the [[Red Book]].<ref>{{AB|Preface}}</ref>
  
 
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He opened an ivory door
 
He opened an ivory door
 
With a crystal key, and in secrecy
 
With a crystal key, and in secrecy
He stole o'er a shadowy floor;
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Latest revision as of 23:54, 8 March 2013

The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon is a Hobbit poem of the Fourth Age said to derive from Gondorian lore. It was recorded in the Red Book.[1]

[edit] Excerpt

The Man in the Moon had silver shoon
And his beard was of silver thread;
He was girt with pure gold and inaureoled
With gold about his head.
Clad in silken robe in his great white globe
He opened an ivory door
With a crystal key, and in secrecy
He stole o'er a shadowy floor...[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Preface"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon"