J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien is remembered today for his groundbreaking, beloved trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, and the related short novel The Hobbit. His poems, many of which related directly to his stories, are lesser-known but well worth reading on their own. Read more about J.R.R. Tolkien.

Some of Tolkien’s most famous poems include All that is gold does not glitter, Far over the misty mountains cold, The Road Goes Ever On, and The Riddle of Strider.

The Riddle of Strider

by J.R.R. Tolkien

‘The Riddle of Strider’ by J.R.R. Tolkien depicts story highlights for one character from The Lord of the Rings. That character is Aragorn, from his heritage to his becoming “king.”

The Road Goes Ever On

by J.R.R. Tolkien

‘The Road Goes Ever On’ by J.R.R. Tolkien consists of only two verses, but the structure and approach within them are sufficient to highlight the epic journey before and after the song surfaces in the book.

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