John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

(3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973 / Orange Free State)

All Woods Must Fail - Poem by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien


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Comments about All Woods Must Fail by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

  • Sylva Portoian (2/22/2010 3:16:00 AM)


    All woods must fail,
    I understood in a different way-
    That everyone will die,
    No one forever can stay! ! !
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  • (11/27/2009 1:32:00 PM)


    micheal hockenbarger- don; t know about the allegory stuff but this poem was not 'uttered by an elf leaving middle earth' it was said by frodo in the Old Forest. (Report) Reply

  • (5/1/2008 8:27:00 AM)


    This poem is true because so many woods do fail. It does not matter that the poem came from one of Tolkien's works. It might have been written in a fictional world but can be used in this world in this time frame. It is a lovely peace of work. (Report) Reply

  • (8/28/2007 10:50:00 AM)


    You dig too deep. Poem uttered by an elf when leaving Middle Earth. Tolkien was not an allegorical writer. He wrote fiction to be exactly that: Fiction. (Report) Reply

  • (4/3/2005 10:33:00 AM)


    Why exactly? I thought he was against industry taking over... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Oxford University Press HarperCollins Houghton Mifflin   Christopher Tolkien


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