Inspiration: In the Wild Places

Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone,
By streams that never find the sea;
Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June,
Over grass and over stone,
And under mountains in the moon.

Roads go ever ever on,
Under cloud and under star.
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen,
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green,
And trees and hills they long have known.

The Road goes ever on and on

Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way,
Where many paths and errands meet.

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with weary feet,
Until it joins some larger way,
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.

The Road goes ever on and on
Out from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone.
Let others follow, if they can!
Let them a journey new begin.
But I at last with weary feet
Will turn towards the lighted inn,
My evening-rest and sleep to meet.”
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Lord of the Rings

When I was a child I longed for the Road that would take me anywhere but where I was.  I longed for wardrobes, and magic paintings, for castles in the sky, and lost cities in the ocean. I found myself hunting for faerie rings and dragon’s eggs.  To no avail. But it never stopped me from dreaming.

In the wild places – in the creek half hidden in snow, the purple mountains rising up into the pink sky of a spring sunset, the fog sprawling through a valley, the clear night with the bright silver moon and the cold wind howling, the bend on the dark road – there is mystery and fantasy.  There is that hope of the unknown and the adventure of letting your feet or your mind take you there.cute dragonb

There are dragons hidden in the hills
There are nymphs laughing in the brooks
There are faeries dancing in the glens
There are knights defeating evil enchantments
There are lady heroes fighting the enemy hordes
There are boys finding courage to draw swords from stones
There are girls discovering the magic of words
There are cats hunting fey creatures
There are roads untraveled, lands unexplored
There are words yet to be written
There is inspiration in the wild places.

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About LizzyBeth

There is a Story inside of me that I must give a voice. I write so that imagination can take me to Faerie and I can catch a glimpse of the Otherworld and hopefully so will you.

Posted on March 21, 2014, in Authors, Inspiration, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lantern Hollow Press Authors, Rachel Burkholder, Writing Hints and Helps and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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