Roads Go Ever Ever On
(Sympathy Funeral Poems)
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 clouds and under stars ..
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 have long known.
– J.R.R. Tolkien