Poetry Friday: All That is Gold Does Not Glitter

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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. 

-J.R.R. Tolkien from The Fellowship of the Ring

This is the current poem the boys are working on memorizing. John was especially excited as we are reading through The Lord of the Rings together and Aragorn is one of his favorite characters. The poem is a great one to memorize. It’s short enough to be fairly easy but rich in both language and meaning.
A list of some of the previous poems we’ve memorized and more on the general process we use. 
Poetry Friday is hosted this week by No Water River

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