Mist and Shadow/The Walking-Song

By Hal Canary, 2003-12-18 12:43:28 (link)
#movies

Home is behind, the world ahead,
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadows to the edge of night
Until the stars are all alight.
Mist and shadow, cloud and shade,
Away shall fade ! Away shall fade!

—Tolkien(*)

(*) In the movie Return of the King the original word of the walking song were altered. “Mist and twilight” became “mist and shadow.” Lines line “Fire and lamp, and meat and bread,/And then to bed! And then to bed!” were left out because they were not sufficently moody.

I like the movie version.


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