Monday, June 15, 2015

"A far green country under a swift sunrise"

I have been watching once again, and over several evenings, the extended Blu-ray version of The Lord of the Rings. Tonight in The Return of the King comes one of my favorite passages:


In the book those words come later and not as dialogue:
And the ship went out into the High Sea and passed into the West, until at last on a night of rain Frodo smelled a sweet fragrance on the air and heard the sound of singing that came over the water. And then it seemed to him that as in his dream in the house of Bombadil, the grey rain-curtain turned all to silver glass and was rolled back, and he beheld white shores and beyond them a far green country under a swift sunrise.