Bilbo's Last Song: At the Grey Havens - J.R.R. Tolkien, Pauline Baynes

Probably the most fitting way leave The Lord of the Rings behind is to visit Bilbo's Last Song.

 

Smaug, a red dragon, curled on a pile of golden treasure

 

A poem written as a gift to his secretary, Bilbo's Last Stand was published posthumously and serves as an epilogue to The Lord of the Ringsand The Hobbit. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes, the poem makes a graceful transition to picture book, with paired scenes from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Ringsas Bilbo pens his farewell to Middle Earth.