Apr 23, 2015

A to Z Challenge: T

Posted by AJ Blythe at Thursday, April 23, 2015
Source: ABC Parish
One writes such a story [The Lord of the Rings] not out of the leaves of trees still to be observed, nor by means of botany and soil-science; but it grows like a seed in the dark out of the leaf-mould of the mind: out of all that has been seen or thought or read, that has long ago been forgotten, descending into the deeps. No doubt there is much personal selection, as with a gardener: what one throws on one's personal compost-heap; and my mould is evidenty made largely of linguistic matter.

~ JRR Tolkien ~

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