About J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tokien (1892-1973) was an English author, professor, and philologist and is considered the father of modern fantasy. His most famous works include The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.


By |2016-02-12T15:27:52-06:00January 3rd, 2016|Categories: Christianity, J.R.R. Tolkien, Poetry|

The leaves were long, the grass was green, The hemlock-umbels tall and fair, And in the glade a light was seen Of stars in shadow shimmering. Tinuviel was dancing there To music of a pipe unseen, And light of stars was in her hair, And in her raiment glimmering. There Beren came from mountains [...]

I Sit and Think

By |2016-02-12T15:27:54-06:00October 18th, 2015|Categories: Christianity, J.R.R. Tolkien, Poetry|

I sit beside the fire and think of all that I have seen, of meadow-flowers and butterflies in summers that have been; Of yellow leaves and gossamer in autumns that there were, with morning mist and silver sun and wind upon my hair. I sit beside the fire and think of how the world [...]

The Hope against the Lies of Men

By |2016-02-12T15:28:43-06:00September 12th, 2011|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Christianity, J.R.R. Tolkien, Moral Imagination|

  Yet trees are not ‘trees’, until so named and seen– and never were so named, till those had seen who speech’s involuted breath unfurled, faint echo and dim picture of the world, but neither record nor a photograph, being divination, judgement, and a laugh, response of those who felt astir within by deep [...]

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