The Road Goes Ever On


It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.

Bilbo Baggins in The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring


The Road goes ever on and on

Down from the door where it began.

Now far ahead the Road has gone,

And I must follow, if I can,

Pursuing it with weary feet,

Until it joins some larger way,

Where many paths and errands meet.

And whither then? I cannot say.

The Road Goes Ever On“, also known as The Old Walking Song


11 thoughts on “The Road Goes Ever On

  1. Sid Dunnebacke says:

    I’ve always loved those lines, no matter how many times I read them (but it’s been so long since I have – well, until now…).

    Whither then?, indeed. Whatever the road, bright sun helps! Hope you enjoyed it, SSG.

    Oh, hey – Lucy’s road just now took her to my blankets. She says purrrrrr.

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