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Once upon a Time

Once upon a Time is a poem consisting of three stanzas, written by J.R.R. Tolkien. The poem tells a story about Goldberry, Tom Bombadil, and the lintips.[1]

It was first published in October 1965 within Winter's Tales for Children 1 (pp. 44-5). In 1969 it was published in the collection The Young Magicians (p. 255-6). In 2013, the poem was published in Tolkien Studies: Volume 10 together with an introduction and comments by Kris Swank.

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  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: II. Reader's Guide, p. 689