Rc – Tolkien – The Hobbit

Colin Davey – Horsetail Falls, Yosemite

Por |agosto 26th, 2020|

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‘Stand by the grey stone when the thrush knocks,

and the setting sun with the last light of Durin’s Day

will shine upon the keyhole.’

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For a few days in February, the Sun’s angle is such

that it lights up Horesetail Falls, Yosemite, like fire.

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Why does it not surprise me that nature

is better at ‘interpreting’ Tolkien’s work

(The Hobbit particularly

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Rc – Tolkien – Hobbit – 038 – Thorin and Company to Burglar Bilbo greeting!

Por |septiembre 23rd, 2016|

Thorin and Company to Burglar Bilbo greeting!

For your hospitality our sincerest thanks,

and for your offer of professional assistance our grateful acceptance.

Terms:

cash on delivery, up to and not exceeding one fourteenth of total profits (if any);

all travelling expenses guaranteed in any event;

funeral […]

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Bp& – Eagles – TKN

Por |septiembre 3rd, 2016|

After a good while the eagles must have seen the point they were making for,
even from their great height, for they began to go down circling round in great spirals.
They did this for a long while, and at last the hobbit opened his eyes again.
The earth was much nearer, and below them were trees that […]

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Rc – Tolkien – Hobbit – By good management and good luck

Por |septiembre 3rd, 2016|

There was a flat space on the top of the hill of stone
and a well worn path with many steps leading down it to the river,
across which a ford of huge flat stones led to the grass-land beyond the stream.
There was a little cave (a wholesome one with a pebbly floor)
at the foot […]

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Rc – Tolkien – Hobbit – This thing all things devours

Por |septiembre 3rd, 2016|

This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.

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Rc – Tolkien – Hobbit – Giving his mind to trade

Por |septiembre 3rd, 2016|

In Europe, we are making an economic union
with the criteria of the Master of Esgaroth:

«giving his mind to trade and tolls, to cargoes and gold,
to which habit he owed his position» (H, 190).

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Rc – Tolkien – Hobbit – Smaug – Then he missed the cup!

Por |noviembre 18th, 2015|

Then the dwarves forgot their joy
and their confident boasts
of a moment before
and cowered down in fright.

Smaug was still to be reckoned with.

It does not do
to leave a live dragon
out of your calculations,
if you live near him.

Dragons may not have
much real use for all their wealth,
but they know […]

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