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A Tolkien Celebration!

J.R.R.Tolkien’s birthday this past Tuesday, one hundred and twenty years. A well respected age, even for a hobbit—just nine years older than Bilbo at the start of the Lord of the Rings. If I were older, and if I weren’t … Continue reading

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Errantry by Tolkien

This poem was published by Tolkien in 1933, four years before The Hobbit. It’s a three-page long poem, its meter invented by Tolkien himself. Here’s a verse for an example: He battled with the Dumbledors, the Hummerhorns, and Honeybees, and won the … Continue reading

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