Welcome to The Once Lost Wanderer. The name is derived from two poems: Amazing Grace by reformed slave trader John Newton, and All That is Gold Does Not Glitter by J.R.R. Tolkien.

All that is Gold Does Not Glitter

All That is Gold Does Not Glitter
J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973)
From The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
(A poem that Gandalf uses to describe Aragorn.)

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.


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    1. My apologies for not catching your comment waaaay back when. Thanks for the feedback.

  2. Let me try again:
    It's nice to meet another Tolkienite! LOTR is one of my all time favorite books that I've read I don't know how many times. I really need to read it again. It's been awhile.

    1. Hey Sharon, thanks for commenting. I know you posted this nearly a year ago. My apologies, I somehow missed it.


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