Things of Middle-earth
Song to Goldberry
Type: Songs & Stories
Description:This was sung by Frodo to Goldberry.
"The hobbits looked at her in wonder; and she looked at each of them and smiled. 'Fair lady Goldberry!' said Frodo at last, feeling his heart moved with a joy that he did not understand. He stood as he had at times stood enchanted by fair elven-voices; but the spell that was now laid upon him was different: less keen and lofty was the delight, but deeper and nearer to mortal heart; marvellous and yet not strange. 'Fair lady Goldberry!' he said again. 'Now the joy that was hidden in the songs we heard is made plain to me.
O slender as a willow-wand! O clearer than clear water!Suddenly he stopped and stammered, overcome with surprise to hear himself saying such things. But Goldberry laughed."
O reed by the living pool! Fair River-daughter!
O spring-time and summer-time, and spring again after!
O wind on the waterfall, and the leaves' laughter!'
FotR, Book I, Ch 7, In the House of Tom Bombadil
Contributors: Lyllyn 9.17.03