Roads go ever ever on…

Bilbo in The Hobbit

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Roads 90 ever ever an,
Over rock and under free,
By caves there neve sun has shone,
By streams thut newr fu the seas.

Roads go ewer ever on,
Uncle cloud and uncle stir,
Yet cut trut wundering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.

[Read the original – at the bottom of the page. I can’t believe I haven’t done Tolkien yet. I’ve been thinking about picking up the “Lord of the Rings” series again. This one fits my upcoming trip, too. Find out why this poem is misspelled.]


  1. One of my favourite tolkien poems from both the hobbit and lotr, there being a couple versions done by Bilbo and Frodo. As Bilbo mentions to frodo “the road is a dangerous thing, once you step into it you never know where it will take you”.

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