Knocking at the Door

From Tolkien Gateway

Knocking at the Door is the title of a poem by J.R.R. Tolkien, perhaps written in 1927. Subtitled "Lines Induced by Sensation When Waiting for an Answer at the Door of an Exalted Academic Person", the poem was published under the pseudonym Oxymore in The Oxford Magazine, vol. 55, no. 13 (18 February 1937), page 403.

Tolkien later rewrote "Knocking at the Door" and included it as "The Mewlips" in The Adventures of Tom Bombadil in 1962.[1][2]