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The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon

The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon is a Hobbit poem of the Fourth Age said to derive from Gondorian lore. It was recorded in the Red Book.[1]

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The Man in the Moon had silver shoon
And his beard was of silver thread;
He was girt with pure gold and inaureoled
With gold about his head.
Clad in silken robe in his great white globe
He opened an ivory door
With a crystal key, and in secrecy
He stole o'er a shadowy floor...[2]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Preface"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon"