Friday, February 22, 2013

Bilbo and Frodo Have Sailed

Bilbo and Frodo Have Sailed

A thing may be true
or not, I suppose, monstrous
or plain Jane Smithers.
I don't know what all
to say about it.

No quest
can get me to you
these days, not after
your departure to the Elf
Lands far to the west.
I admit envy
in this line of thought - shivers
wrack my peace of mind.
I stand on the beach
in this evening's late breeze,
watch as Venus sinks.

February 22, 2013 4:53 PM

Why did Frodo go with the Ringbearers at the end of The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King?
Frodo and Bilbo have both carried the ring a fair distance and the stain it left upon them made it impossible for them to remain in Middle Earth. Remember the Elves and Gandalf (the beings who weild magic) leave. Man and hobbit (those with mundane power) remain. Bilbo and Frodo have some measure of the ring's power left in them and so they too must go. It's sad, especially for Sam and Frodo. But, in the movie look carefully at Bilbo's face as he boards the boat. He is smiling and excited because he realizes it's the start of another adventure!

And in the Appendices to The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien theorizes that Sam too went to the West, long after his Rosie has passed away.


  1. haha i just see your map below here, i am connected with you and someone in England, i like that, always a little bit in Elf land maybe.

  2. Sam Had to go...the ring left a stain...and a need


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