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When evening in the Shire was grey

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''When evening in the Shire was grey
 
''When evening in the Shire was grey
his footsteps on the Hill were heard;
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''Italic text''his footsteps on the Hill were heard;
before the dawn he went away
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''Italic text''before the dawn he went away
on journey long without a word.
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''Italic text''on journey long without a word.
  
From Wilderland to Western shore,
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''Italic text''From Wilderland to Western shore,
from northern waste to southern hill,
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''Italic text''from northern waste to southern hill,
through dragon-lair and hidden door
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''Italic text''through dragon-lair and hidden door
and darkling woods he walked at will.
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''Italic text''and darkling woods he walked at will.
  
With Dwarf and Hobbit, Elves and Men,
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''Italic text''With Dwarf and Hobbit, Elves and Men,
with mortal and immortal folk,
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''Italic text''with mortal and immortal folk,
with bird on bough and beast in den,
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''Italic text''with bird on bough and beast in den,
in their own secret tongues he spoke.
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''Italic text''in their own secret tongues he spoke.
  
A deadly sword, a healing hand,
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''Italic text''A deadly sword, a healing hand,
a back that bent beneath his load;
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''Italic text''a back that bent beneath his load;
a trumpet-voice, a burning brand,
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''Italic text''a trumpet-voice, a burning brand,
a weary pilgrim on the road.
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''Italic text''a weary pilgrim on the road.
  
A lord of wisdom throned he sat,
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''Italic text''A lord of wisdom throned he sat,
swift in anger, quick to laugh;
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''Italic text''swift in anger, quick to laugh;
an old man in a battered hat
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''Italic text''an old man in a battered hat
who leaned upon a thorny staff.
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''Italic text''who leaned upon a thorny staff.
  
He stood upon the bridge alone
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''Italic text''He stood upon the bridge alone
and Fire and Shadow both defied;
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''Italic text''and Fire and Shadow both defied;
his staff was broken on the stone,
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''Italic text''his staff was broken on the stone,
in Khazad-dûm his wisdom died.Italic text''
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''Italic text''in Khazad-dûm his wisdom died.

Revision as of 13:52, 13 May 2008

This was a poem written by Frodo when he was in Lothlorien. The poem was a memory of Gandalf.

When evening in the Shire was grey Italic texthis footsteps on the Hill were heard; Italic textbefore the dawn he went away Italic texton journey long without a word.

Italic textFrom Wilderland to Western shore, Italic textfrom northern waste to southern hill, Italic textthrough dragon-lair and hidden door Italic textand darkling woods he walked at will.

Italic textWith Dwarf and Hobbit, Elves and Men, Italic textwith mortal and immortal folk, Italic textwith bird on bough and beast in den, Italic textin their own secret tongues he spoke.

Italic textA deadly sword, a healing hand, Italic texta back that bent beneath his load; Italic texta trumpet-voice, a burning brand, Italic texta weary pilgrim on the road.

Italic textA lord of wisdom throned he sat, Italic textswift in anger, quick to laugh; Italic textan old man in a battered hat Italic textwho leaned upon a thorny staff.

Italic textHe stood upon the bridge alone Italic textand Fire and Shadow both defied; Italic texthis staff was broken on the stone, Italic textin Khazad-dûm his wisdom died.