Originally posted in 2017
2003 – Tolkien Reading Day was first organized by the Tolkien Society, now held annually on March 25, the day of the downfall of Sauron
March 25 should also be noted in Tolkien lore because:
Maybe you’re too busy today to read all of The Lord of the Rings, or even The Hobbit, but do not despair.
Gathered here are some Tolkien poems and quotes to savor so you can still celebrate with the rest of the world-wide fellowship of Tolkien-lovers.
“West, North, and South the children of Men spread and wandered, and their joy was the joy of the morning before the dew is dry, when every leaf is green.”
― The Silmarillion, Of Men
The Road Goes Ever On
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 eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet,
And whither then? I cannot say.
All That is Gold
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
“We have a long way to go, and there is time ahead for thought.” — Treebeard