Many a Road

This poem reminds me of “The Road Goes Ever, Ever On,” though it was written about 50 years earlier. MacDonald influenced both Tolkien and Lewis–as well as less likely characters like Mark Twain.

Parting

Thou goest thine, and I go mine,
Many ways we wend;
Many days, and many ways,
Ending in one end.

Many a wrong, and its curing song;
Many a road, and many an inn;
Room to roam, but only one home
For all the world to win.

~ George MacDonald, 1824-1905