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Launching Tolkienia! 1) Calling all creative-idea-people 2) A Celebration Par Excellence!

Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 26 2013, 3:42pm

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Launching Tolkienia! 1) Calling all creative-idea-people 2) A Celebration Par Excellence! Can't Post

Come one, come all and contribute of our final stage of nation building, and of course the Party to follow!

We have some key things in the works or already completed, like the location, anthem, flag and seal/coat of arms.

But we need you, and your ideas! Here are some possibilities for any and all to contribute:

--New and strange and beautiful species for our local parks and woodlands (your chance to be a Vala!)

--Government bureaus and offices (the fewer the better, but I'm guessing we need Tree Protection, Boat Safety regulators, and Laws Prohibiting the Theft of Spoons. Maybe a Thain hiding somewhere).

--Someone to design a 4 to 6 sided poetry monument.

--2 to 4 new poems for the Monument

--And designs for a library and parks and pools and shops and new kinds of trees or edible lamp-posts: anything else people have always wished they could do in the real world. Either descriptions in writing, or drawings, or something photo-shopped or on YouTube, or any way anyone wants to get their ideas on the thread. And maybe design some "travel vouchers" for any of us who want to go there in hopes of purchasing a plot of land, or just to visit.

Plans for a Celebration later in this thread. I'll keep you posted.

For now, lets all dive in and finish our Tolkien Paradise!Cool



The Grey Elf
Grey Havens


Aug 28 2013, 2:38am

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For the Monument (the side that's always in shadow) [In reply to] Can't Post

Once there was a One, there then not there
Whither opened the Unlidded's stare
Iron glove and glass sand
A halfling's humble hand
Preying for salvation, the Ring, the Fell Snare.

8.27.13 - 22

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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 28 2013, 8:14pm

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Okay, that is amazing. [In reply to] Can't Post

And takes thought to open the treasure chest--just what I like.!SmileSmile
Now calling all monument designers!


DanielLB
Immortal


Aug 28 2013, 8:23pm

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Can we use an existing monument? [In reply to] Can't Post

I like this one from The Falkland Islands (not my photo, and I didn't get better shot of it either). I think the Ship at the top would fit in Tolkenia nicely.

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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 28 2013, 8:45pm

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Wow! I really like that. [In reply to] Can't Post

I wonder if we could find 3 or 4 with features we like and photo-shop'em? Maybe get 7 stars on that middle sail? And your coat of arms on that square piece inside the wreath?

And there's lots of room for poems on there!

(Whose ship is that, in real life?)


Meneldor
Valinor


Aug 28 2013, 9:12pm

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Whose ship? [In reply to] Can't Post

Judging by the rigging and the lines of the hull, it's an Elizabethan era galleon. Personally, I've always pictured the ships of Numenor as similar designs, but without the guns.


They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.


The Grey Elf
Grey Havens


Aug 28 2013, 9:18pm

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Thank you, E.D. (May I call you Eddie, for short? ;-) [In reply to] Can't Post

It's nice to hear that someone likes this. It's a departure for me. You've given me some confidence that it's not too obscure to be appreciated. Smile

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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 28 2013, 10:01pm

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Well, Eddie makes me think of the kid from the Munsters, [In reply to] Can't Post

ShockedLaugh. But Ethel will do just fine for short (courtesy of the Tolkien version of the Lucy showSly).

Departure or not, I like your poem very much!


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 28 2013, 10:19pm

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Actually, I think I do too. [In reply to] Can't Post

Do you know a lot about old sailing ships?
I had a friend long ago who knew pretty much every detail about every single type, and used to try to teach me which ship had which kind of rigging.

He didn't have much success.Unsure


Brethil
Half-elven


Aug 28 2013, 11:17pm

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Another winner Grey Elf! [In reply to] Can't Post

Work week has once *again* rudely intruded on my poetry time. Will have to get to work tonight and get something together so we can get the monument done.

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Brethil
Half-elven


Aug 28 2013, 11:19pm

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What a cool picture [In reply to] Can't Post

The broad sides would work well for photoshopping text too. Great find Daniel - I knew you would come up with something.

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The Grey Elf
Grey Havens


Aug 28 2013, 11:30pm

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Wow, that connection never crossed my mind. [In reply to] Can't Post

And I'm old enough to remember the Munsters. Tongue

Alright, Ethel it is, er, Ethel. Smile

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The Grey Elf
Grey Havens


Aug 29 2013, 12:30am

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You're so kind, Brethil :-) [In reply to] Can't Post

Hope you find time tonight to write. Tolkienia's monument needs another of your wonders. Smile

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Nomad
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Aug 29 2013, 12:56am

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A poem I wrote in the early days of TOR.n [In reply to] Can't Post

I actually wrote is as a riddle but I always considered it more of a poem since it isn't difficult to understand.

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Once there were eight leaves of Lorien
One drifted over the falls
One was cast down by the wayside but found
One went to Isengard's walls
Two went in fear to the darkening East
While three hasted westward to war
Each season the leaves in Lothlorien fall
But seldom it's leaves fall so far
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-Nomad





Meneldor
Valinor


Aug 29 2013, 1:51am

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Do I know a lot about old sailing ships? [In reply to] Can't Post

Is this the pose of a man who loves old sailing ships?


That's me on a 4 day Maine windjammer cruise aboard the 1871 coastal schooner Stephen Taber. One of the best experiences I've ever had. www.stephentaber.com

Honestly, I haven't done a lot of sailing, but I love what little I get to do. I've read a raft of books on the age of sail, all the Patrick O'Brian Aubrey/Maturin novels, all the CS Forester Hornblower novels, most of Alexander Kent's Bolitho series, and lots more fiction and non-fiction. Anyway, yeah, I do know a lot about sailing ships.


They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 29 2013, 1:53am

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Oh my, this is great! [In reply to] Can't Post

It does feel more like a poem than a riddle, but works perfectly as both.

Now we've got to find some engravers!


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 29 2013, 2:01am

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Whoa, that looks not only really authentic. [In reply to] Can't Post

but like an tremendous experience! (Makes me think of Thor Heyerdahl, but his was flat . . .).

Just don't quiz me on the rigging!ShockedEvil


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 29 2013, 2:06am

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Don't forget, we need all sorts of creative ideas [In reply to] Can't Post

about stuff our town/country needs, as well as the wonderful poetry and flags and all.

Maybe someone could design some Hobbit holes and a Flet village!

And a Mathom House Plaza for Magpie's already fabulously designed venue.

And I still want that edible lampost.Wink


DanielLB
Immortal


Aug 29 2013, 6:24am

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It's the 1914 Battle of the Falkland Islands Memorial. [In reply to] Can't Post

And I'm guessing it isn't supposed to represent any of the British or German naval ships involved. Google doesn't have any answers either (but there are plenty more pictures), so I have no idea.



Ruxendil_Thoorg
Tol Eressea


Aug 29 2013, 5:31pm

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May I offer something from a previous post? [In reply to] Can't Post

  

This was something I posted for a drabble & haiku contest thread from last year. http://newboards.theonering.net/...f2cf9a0ea1015#501442 would it fit on the Monument?

A bell at the door
Its a Dwarf at your service
A party begins.

They sing of old hoards
And of dragons and vengeance
Their poor host feels faint.

They tire of mutton
A new menu for three Trolls
A "burrahobbit"?

A short rest at last
This map features moon letters
Tra la la lally!

Down to Goblin Town
You go my lads! Goblins taunt.
Glamdring has a snack.

Riddles in the dark
What have I in my pocket?
Baggins! We hates it!

Fifteen birds up there
With fire climbing after them
"Can you give a lift?"

Party at Beorn's
Then off to Mirkwood's Old Road
Bombur sure can sleep!

Dwarves strung up in webs
Bilbo gets his groove going
I shall name you Sting

Dwarves are doing time
Wood Elves frown on trespassers
Barrels out of bond.

The King has returned.
Time to find that secret door.
Don't wake the Dragon.

Smaug misses his cup
Time to burn down that Lake Town
What's this black arrow?

Lake Men want their share
Wood Elves come with as back up.
Thorin says shove off.

Arkenstone so bright
Lets see if Thorin will deal
For the mountain's heart.

Clouds that gather, burst
Goblins on their way, with Wargs
Let's team up for this.

Its a long way back
Something to put in writing
There and Back Again.



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Also Ethel, I have been working on figuring out the music for the Anthem, and placing chords with the lyrics. I'm about done, but I intend to go through on the piano to double-check and to specify chord voicings where I can (so far mostly just root chords). I'll send it to you once its ready. Whenever you have something relating to that please feel free to email it to me.

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Brethil
Half-elven


Aug 29 2013, 5:57pm

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Very much like your Privateer look Meneldor! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Brethil
Half-elven


Aug 29 2013, 5:58pm

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This is so fun to read R-T [In reply to] Can't Post

with the Haiku metre! Wink

Heart Love it!

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Meneldor
Valinor


Aug 29 2013, 6:08pm

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Why, thankee kindly, Mistress Brethil! [In reply to] Can't Post




They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.


CuriousG
Half-elven


Aug 29 2013, 7:06pm

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I'm not so sure [In reply to] Can't Post

I know you women like bad boys, but to me he as a brigandish look to him, ready to plunder theonering.net and steal our doubloons and magic rings. Are the mods keeping an eye on him? Is anyone watching the last of Bilbo's silver spoons? Is everyone keeping tight lips about our hoard of mithril?


Darkstone
Immortal


Aug 29 2013, 7:15pm

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He's not going to get far in those bare feet. [In reply to] Can't Post

Now if he had a pair of Keds I'd be worried.

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Once Gandalf dreamt he was a moth, a moth flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn't know he was Gandalf. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakably Gandalf. But he didn't know if he was Gandalf who had dreamt he was a moth, or a moth dreaming he was Gandalf. Between Gandalf and a moth there must be some distinction! But really, there isn't, because he's actually Olórin dreaming he's both Gandalf *and* a moth!
-From Gandalfi: The Moth Dream


Ruxendil_Thoorg
Tol Eressea


Aug 29 2013, 10:14pm

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Thanks so much Brethil :-) [In reply to] Can't Post

I figured it might be worth at least a chuckle or two :D Glad you enjoyed it. Smile

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Meneldor
Valinor


Aug 29 2013, 10:21pm

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Keds?! [In reply to] Can't Post


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Now if he had a pair of Keds I'd be worried.




I don't think I've had Keds since I was eight. When I want to cover some distance, I wear Nikes.



4:05 AM, 19 July 2005, sprinting for the finish line after four laps on the 6.5 mile perimeter road at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait. I started running at midnight when the temperature got down to 100F. Whenever I look at my legs in this picture, I can feel all the knots and cramps in my muscles. That was crazy. I've learned never to say never, but I doubt I'll run another marathon. I'm getting too old for that silliness. In the immortal words of Indiana Jones, "It's not the years, it's the mileage."

What was this thread topic again? Pardon the tangents; I often get sidetracked on the internet.


They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.


CuriousG
Half-elven


Aug 29 2013, 11:53pm

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It usually starts with something Tolkien-related [In reply to] Can't Post

but rarely ends there.


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What was this thread topic again? Pardon the tangents; I often get sidetracked on the internet.




The Grey Elf
Grey Havens


Aug 30 2013, 1:10am

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Ooh-La! Yay for more poems! [In reply to] Can't Post

Ethel, Daniel, I think we're going to need a bigger monument Wink

And different types of poetry, too, just what our monument should have!

Thanks, guys, it's fun hearing different voices. Care to grace us with some more? Smile
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Brethil
Half-elven


Aug 30 2013, 3:21am

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There's a reason we are suckers for "Not all who wander are lost"... // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 30 2013, 4:14am

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More than fit! [In reply to] Can't Post

It's a wonderful poem! And a pretty big monument!

Fifteen birds up there
With fire climbing after them
"Can you give a lift?"


"With fire climbing after them" My favorite line!SmileSmileSmile


dernwyn
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Aug 30 2013, 10:05am

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Oh, yeah! *mods up* // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Tol Eressea


Aug 30 2013, 11:46am

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Yay! thanks E.D.! [In reply to] Can't Post

Smile

Sorry, I realized after posting it that in the second line "Its..." should have an apostrophe, thus "It's...." or better yet, changed to: "'Tis..." in fact I think I'll give it another edit just to tidy up a bit, such as adding some punctuation marks for consistency. When I originally wrote it, it was rather spontaneous, not meant to be, you know, engraved in stone or anything! Laugh

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Brethil
Half-elven


Aug 30 2013, 2:31pm

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Same here Rux - I feel need for editing too! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Brethil
Half-elven


Aug 30 2013, 2:32pm

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(*high five*) back!!! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Rembrethil
Tol Eressea


Aug 31 2013, 12:33am

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An attempt at poetry [In reply to] Can't Post

Well I was thinking about how the old Hill might feel so here it goes:


The Hill

I sit upon a hill and dream
That all is not as it does seem
Of times of old, when wind blew cold
And watchman's fires did gleam

The sun rose up above a town
Smiling as it looked down
The sun awoke, a smallish folk
As it shone on the hill's green crown

A tree upon the top did grow
Shading many that it did know
With leaves outspread, it raised its head
Above the sea of grass below

The hobbits had made their home
Deep within the soft, rich loam
Since days of yore, tunnels they bore
And now into the earthy dome

Bag End they called it by name
A Baggins lived there with his dame
For her he built, this fair hall gilt
And soon after, their child came

A fine young lad, Bilbo, strong
But something about him was wrong
No quiet child, not meek nor mild
Was he, and chased after Elvish song

In time he became master of hall
With teas and luncheons, and friends to call
He forgot the ways, of childhood days
And how he had climbed tree and wall

One day a wizard came to the Shire
To seek a person to conspire
With dwarves thirteen, who had been
Driven from home by dragon's ire

The peaceful halls rang with song
Into the night, dark and long
The dwarves made plans, to cross the lands
To avenge their hurt and wrong

The hobbit borne up in this storm
Of wrath and fury, no plans could form
Carried away, he could not stay
In his home, so nice and warm

Adventures he had in store
Of wrath and ruin, fire and war
The dragon they, set out to slay
Would in peace be left no more

The Hill wept long for it friend
Who would return, it knew not when
It empty halls, and silent walls
Were dark and deserted for days on end

But then the neighbors said
"Old Baggins must be dead"
They opened the door, to day once more
To sell his pillows, sheets and bed

But just then on the road
A pony appeared, bearing a load
Bilbo had come back, and did not lack
Tales to tell, or treasure stowed

The hill rejoiced once more to receive
His master and no longer grieve
Empty and alone, with cold hearthstone
No longer did he the halls leave

As time drew on, another came
Into the hill to live, Frodo his name
A nephew of, his master loved
And much about them was the same

A party was soon to take place
On the top of the hill's face
Bilbo's last birthday, before he went away
The sadness it felt none could erase

The time had come and Bilbo left
The old home was now bereft
Of its friend dear, and shed many a tear
It's heart in two was cleft

It still had one in cared for still
Who could its joy fulfill
Dear to the heart, a vital part
In the life of that lonely hill

But the wizard did return
And the hill, would him spurn
But he entered still, under that hill
And came under its frown stern

An ancient fear there was told
And confirmed as heated gold
In letters red, by fire fed
The dark tale did unfold

In Elder Days the Dark Lord rose
And took up arms against his foes
The Last Alliance, their defiance
With strength,strength to oppose

In the battle the Ring was won
Cut from his hand,The Ruling One
Elendil's sword, the day restored
By Isildur the deed was done

Frodo then must leave the Hill
Its sale, its cup of sorrow did fill
Abandoned by all, in the Fall
It tears it shed in the nights chill

The day came to say goodbye
But all it could do was cry
It last Friend dear, pursued by fear
To destroy evil, he must try

For many a month it wept alone
Longing for a voice it once had known
It's new master, caused the disaster
That befell land, water, and stone

In the middle of this pain
When it seemed that all was rain
Frodo returned, an old flame burned
To welcome him back to his domain

The last Baggins to to live there was he
For his hurt was too deep you see
The last ship he took, the world forsook
And was now but memory


The Grey Elf
Grey Havens


Aug 31 2013, 1:30am

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WOWEE! For an "attempt," that knocked my socks off, Rem!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't wait to read it again. Such a great idea and how many stanzas were there? I tip my hat to you (*doffs chapeau*). Smile

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silneldor
Half-elven


Aug 31 2013, 1:54am

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'He's a caution and no mistake!'\\ [In reply to] Can't Post

 

" 'Fair lady Goldberry!' said Frodo at last, feeling his heart move 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."

Chapter VII: In the House of Tom Bombadil; FOTR's

Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are one in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted."
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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Tol Eressea


Aug 31 2013, 3:04am

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I love this! **applause!** [In reply to] Can't Post

The fresh perspective your chose here adds a whole new poignancy to an otherwise familiar tale.

The strict meter & rhyme pattern that you followed recalls the poems/songs within the books, which I am sure was done intentionally as a tribute to the Professor's style. You set a high difficulty bar for yourself here and you nailed it.

This was masterfully crafted, and beyond that, as someone who enjoys writing within a set structure/ strict pattern, I relate to your effort here on a personal level. Thank you! Heart

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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 31 2013, 4:12am

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WowWowWow! [In reply to] Can't Post

What a wonderful take on it all, from the standpoint of the hill, you tell the entire story!

Yes, yesss, precious, it musst go on the monument!SmileSmile


Kim
Valinor


Aug 31 2013, 4:20am

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That was lovely [In reply to] Can't Post

and an original take on the story. I'm not very artistic, so appreciate other's efforts all the more! Smile


DanielLB
Immortal


Aug 31 2013, 7:00am

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If only there was a "like" button! / [In reply to] Can't Post

 



elaen32
Gondor


Aug 31 2013, 7:48am

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Brilliant Rembrethil! [In reply to] Can't Post

Loved this perspective and it chimes so well with Tolkien's portrayal of landscape and place as characters in themselves. And of course, the Hill and Bag End have a very happy ending as a beautiful family home and never left lonely again!


Is there a Tolkien topic that you have wanted to look into more deeply and write about your thoughts on it? If so, we'd like to hear from you for the next TORn Amateur Symposium- coming in November. Happy writing!



Brethil
Half-elven


Aug 31 2013, 1:02pm

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Great piece Rembrethil! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Meneldor
Valinor


Aug 31 2013, 4:39pm

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Offering a Contribution [In reply to] Can't Post

This is something I wrote years ago, thinking of it as a sea shanty or fo'c'sle song; the last part was inspired by an Ann Murray song. I didn't intend it as a Middle Earth song, but I think it could fit a merry crew of Teleri in their white ship. So, without further ado:

The sigh o' the wind
Green waves heavin' high
Salt water sprayin'
The gull's lonely cry

The flap of a sail
As the prow dips 'n' rises
A sky full o' stars
Sunsets 'n' moonrises

White wavecaps a-dancin'
Black stormclouds a-risin'
The view from the masthead
Of far blue horizons

The shantyman's song
Ringin' o'er the foam
The splash o' the anchor
As we make berth at home

Can you imagine a place in creation
Where you really rather would be?
I'll give you twelve cities
And ransoms of princes and kings
And diamond filled caves
For a ship on the waves
And the joy that it brings


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Brethil
Half-elven


Aug 31 2013, 6:02pm

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Inspired by the good lady Constitution..? [In reply to] Can't Post

Love the sea-flavor, especially since the Sailor archetype was so close to JRRT's heart.

Great job Meneldor!!!!! Smile

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Brethil
Half-elven


Aug 31 2013, 6:16pm

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Some small edits Ethel. Just a touch up. Last time I promise. [In reply to] Can't Post

(And I changed the title.)


Al-Estel

A slender stalk of tree - stands dreaming
On sloping shale - enfolded, waiting.
Seven years of looming, - of clouds and chill.
Sounds and senses dim - from seed, the womb of memory
Of time and tale - of those that come before:
Nimloth and Telperion - names echo, long removed
And roots recall a hill - so high and fair.
Snow softens now, - and syrup that is blood
Flows strong and wonders - if day has come.
If sun and ice among - those furrows melting
Are sign of life, - of promise for blossom.

Dreaming it stands - while glowing orb in the sky
Warms waiting land. - Behold a sound,
Unknown, nigh it comes. - Foot falls grate here
On this land of stone - and dying snow.
No eyes to see - yet two stand there.
No sight of silver tree, - nor of robes of glowing white;
But scent adored there is: - shade of air from Valinor.
Hear "Ye! Utuvienyes! - I have found it! Lo!"
Gentle grip yet firm - pulls the sapling free
From exile, alone - in cold and barren soil.

To white walls gleaming - water trickles, roots tingle.
Silver trumpets call, - spirits rise.
Seasons of peace - roll by and 'round again
And children tumble - on the green grass
In dapple shade - of seedling from a lonely hill.
With limbs stretched far - and open to the light,
Who sweetly flowers - and offers silent truth
Hope of Men blooms - beneath the sun, eternal.



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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 31 2013, 6:46pm

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I think I want to read this all day. :) [In reply to] Can't Post

And have somebody paint the scenes!

SmileSmileSmileSmile


The Grey Elf
Grey Havens


Aug 31 2013, 7:30pm

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Meneldor, this is atmospheric yet catchy [In reply to] Can't Post

Making it a perfect shanty. Thanks for sharing this! Smile

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Grey Havens


Aug 31 2013, 7:37pm

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Brethil, your poem gives Ethel visions [In reply to] Can't Post

And me as well, but what strikes me is how aromatic it is. It makes feel like I am inhaling the spring of a new world's birth. I don't know how to describe it without going all poetic myself Blush. Lovely lovely lovely!!

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Aug 31 2013, 7:53pm

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That is very lovely Brethil [In reply to] Can't Post

I do not recall anything (since i have been here) exploring this avenue centering around the white tree.

There is an excitement that lies here. I feel a fulfillment with the release of joy. And there is the feeling of deep peace as well. :)

" 'Fair lady Goldberry!' said Frodo at last, feeling his heart move 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."

Chapter VII: In the House of Tom Bombadil; FOTR's

Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are one in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted."
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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 31 2013, 9:16pm

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Here! :D Hope you like it (I set it to music) [In reply to] Can't Post

 
http://www.noteflight.com/...95b9ef026c2e50626161

Or this if the link doesn't work: http://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/e89ab4a1af0e38306af695b9ef026c2e50626161

I love this poem. You're really good at this! I only had to make one change near the end for it to easily fit this old tune. I did tweak the tune melody some too so it worked with the words, but it was easy because your verses are so rhythmic.SmileSmileSmile


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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 31 2013, 9:33pm

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P.S. To hear it, click the play button bottom left, or [In reply to] Can't Post

from the little dark grey tab, upper right.Smile


elaen32
Gondor


Aug 31 2013, 9:43pm

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Beautiful imagery Brethil [In reply to] Can't Post

Really enjoyed this- the white tree concept is one of my favourites, linking the whole legendarium


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Brethil
Half-elven


Aug 31 2013, 11:57pm

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Oh and I wonder if we could have some Moas wandering around? [In reply to] Can't Post

As a shout out to the Kiwi ME...?

(And thanks again for the kind words. The title HAD to change.)

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Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 1 2013, 12:00am

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That's just how I wanted it to feel... [In reply to] Can't Post

you summed it up perfectly Sil. Smile Thank you!

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Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 1 2013, 12:02am

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Wow! That tune sounds great! It goes perfectly with Meneldor's lyrics!!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

(**applause**) Oh well done!

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Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 1 2013, 12:09am

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Thanks Grey Elf - what a poetic review too! [In reply to] Can't Post

I reposted because the title has been bugging me since I sort of just slapped it on in a hurry. Dreamed that title so it must be the right one WinkCrazy

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Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 1 2013, 12:37am

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Thanks Elaen! [In reply to] Can't Post

I wanted to see us as the Tree's dream...Angelic

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silneldor
Half-elven


Sep 1 2013, 12:47am

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Ethel, that's the quietest piece of music [In reply to] Can't Post

i ever hoid.Crazy Can ye turn up the volume a tad*

* A gentle nudge/hint to sing it for us...if you may, please?Smile

" 'Fair lady Goldberry!' said Frodo at last, feeling his heart move 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."

Chapter VII: In the House of Tom Bombadil; FOTR's

Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are one in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted."
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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Sep 1 2013, 12:55am

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I'd like to, but I don't know how to get it on [In reply to] Can't Post

the boards! And, of course, I'd like Meneldor's permission. I hope I haven't gone too far without it already!Blush

Also, to make it louder, there is a volume thingy to click, right next to the slider thing at the bottom. It's the 4rth thing to the right down there on the lower left..


silneldor
Half-elven


Sep 1 2013, 12:58am

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When all else fails, follow the directions, [In reply to] Can't Post

i always sayTongue.....Still want ya to sing it.

" 'Fair lady Goldberry!' said Frodo at last, feeling his heart move 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."

Chapter VII: In the House of Tom Bombadil; FOTR's

Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are one in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted."
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Meneldor
Valinor


Sep 1 2013, 1:46am

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WOW!!!! Just... WOW!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Ethel, that is fantastic! Thank you! Thank you SO MUCH!

And in case you're wondering, yes, I do like it!


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Meneldor
Valinor


Sep 1 2013, 1:50am

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Permission granted! Wholeheartedly! [In reply to] Can't Post

You're like my hero now.


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Meneldor
Valinor


Sep 1 2013, 5:48pm

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Ethel, you've inspired me [In reply to] Can't Post

to filk some favorite shanties for Middle Earth. The Mingulay Boat song was easy; just substitute "Valinor" and "friends" for "Mingulay" and "wives." That one works beautifully! If you don't know the tune: http://www.youtube.com/...t=PLFB3AC36B32ADD3FD

I think I can rewrite Rollin' Down To Old Maui as Sailing Home to Numenor, and I have some ideas for turning The Diamond into a song about Earendil. Thanks for getting my creative juices flowing!


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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Sep 1 2013, 6:18pm

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It was fun! So glad you like it. :) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Sep 1 2013, 6:21pm

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Whoa! [In reply to] Can't Post

Blush

It kinda fell into place by itself as soon as I found and remembered that tune. But thanks again! Smile


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Sep 1 2013, 6:23pm

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Yay! Can't wait to hear (see) them! [In reply to] Can't Post

 . . . goes off to listen to Mingulay . . . Smile


Meneldor
Valinor


Sep 1 2013, 6:42pm

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Ha! [In reply to] Can't Post

I won't be the only one with that tune stuck in my head all day! Laugh


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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Sep 1 2013, 6:53pm

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Help Wanted: Tolkienia Town Troubadors. Several openings available. [In reply to] Can't Post

All shifts. Flexible days/hours. Must provide own harp, lute, cittern, guitar, psaltery, krumhorn, theorbo, or rebec. Sacbuts not acceptable.
Filk songsters and parody writers welcome; however anyone who is interested may apply. Must be willing to set up booth at Town Monument and/or local parks and venues to provide inspiration and entertainment for passersby, and/or informal and informal gatherings. Or you can just post an occasional song/poem at will on any TORn forum, depending on the Subject Matter.
Volunteer positions only. Will occasionally be rewarded with wild applause and cries of "Mods up!" 10% off of free drinks at any and all Fiesta Friday events.
WinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink

Please send response to Main: Launching Tokienia

http://www.music.iastate.edu/antiqua/instrumt.html


http://www.rbsp.org/medieval-renaissance-and-baroque-music-instruments.aspx


O.K., so I had nothing else to do on a rainy Sunday.Laugh


Meneldor
Valinor


Sep 1 2013, 6:57pm

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What have you got against sacbutts?! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll have you know I'm the proud son of a MASTER sacbutteer! A master, I say!

Yeah, Dad played trombone as long as I can remember and he hasn't quit yet. I love brass.


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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Sep 1 2013, 7:21pm

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I love a good trombone. They would put on [In reply to] Can't Post

a fabulous performance of a trombone choir from time to time at the college I went to. But they also had an Early Instrument group there, and between sacbuts, crumhorns and therobos, my ears will never be the same!Wink I have the feeling, though, that since Early Music performance was in its infancy then, both the instruments and the players thereof will have improved vastly! And the lute and cittern and other stringed instrument performances were always top-notch.Smile

(Purely for the humor of the name, actually.BlushSly)


The Grey Elf
Grey Havens


Sep 1 2013, 7:40pm

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I know we have enough poems now for Tolkienia's monument [In reply to] Can't Post

This one is just for giggles Smile. And I actually gave it a title!

When Premonition Comes A-Calling

1
Here's a thing no respectable hobbit should endure
A plague of beards hungering at their home-sweet-home door
Oh so blithe they barged in
Laying siege with mayhem
Sudden calamity served for my dinner hour.

2
Withered plum trifle and Bree cheese, gone in a blink
Nineteen kidney pasties they washed down with malt drinks
Olives dunked in a treacle keg
Every spare crock of fish eggs
Dratted dwarves! They'd be game for trollish gobble-lings.

3
Just bitter dregs with nary a crust left for me
A victim am I of my own hospitality
The clover wine's now in peril
No help is an empty barrel
Imagine if they discovered my second pantry!!

4
Earthenware jugs sit in a row, drained and capsized
Here bitten spoons, there roughly handled iron knives
Vexing presumptuous gnomes!
Why don't they all just go home?
Then boots began to stamp and bold voices to rise....

5
Like a half-sized sword, I grabbed my best bread-butterer
As prized plates launched hand to hand like skeet through the parlor
Saucers and tea cups flew forth and back
In wondrous symmetry each one stacked,
At my "service," indeed, juggling both dishes and words.

6
Betwixt disbelief and relief, my calmness restored
As the whole roistering band quelled their brass-throated roar
Surely the worst is now behind me
Just invite my guests to de-party
Wait -- is that thunder I hear pounding my treasured door?

9.1.13 - 23

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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Sep 2 2013, 12:33am

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Haw! That's a treasure and no mistake! Does it go to the tune of "If You're [In reply to] Can't Post

Happy and you Know it?" It seems to fit that rather well! Cool


Kim
Valinor


Sep 2 2013, 1:06am

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Ack! You can't stop there! [In reply to] Can't Post

Who could it be at the door? EvilHeart


dernwyn
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Sep 2 2013, 2:19am

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Awesome! The Hobbit in Haiku! [In reply to] Can't Post

Succinct, yet it's all there, the story in a nutshell, or should I say, a series of "nutshells"! Laugh This is great, Rux!


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dernwyn
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Sep 2 2013, 2:31am

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Scion of ancient poetry! [In reply to] Can't Post

This has the feel of the alliterative verse from centuries ago, very compelling!

And the viewpoint: that of a living thing which is "just feeling itself as something between roof-tip and leaf-tip", aware, and capable of - dare one state it? - joy!

Just lovely, Brethil! Smile


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dernwyn
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Sep 2 2013, 2:43am

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This reads like one of Bilbo's poems! [In reply to] Can't Post

What a great way to express the times that Tree has seen! I especially like the part about it wanting to keep Gandalf away - it knew that when that wizard came, sadness (for it) would follow.

Wonderful! Smile

But it's not yet complete, you know - there would be the heirs of Baggins living there, and children playing happily beneath its' boughs...because the great stories never end. Heart


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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Tol Eressea


Sep 2 2013, 2:50am

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Thanks dernwyn! [In reply to] Can't Post

Just a bit of fun, really. nutshells is right, almost like a table of contents isn't it? Laugh. I'm glad you enjoyed it Smile

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

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dernwyn
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Sep 2 2013, 2:52am

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Make that more WOWs! [In reply to] Can't Post

To both of you!

Meneldor, that would be perfect for the Numenoreans as well! Cool

And Ethel - amazing fit to the song, I think you've got Rux's "ear" for this kind of thing! Smile

I love the result!


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Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 2 2013, 2:42pm

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Thanks Dernwyn! [In reply to] Can't Post

I am so glad you liked it - the old alliterative form is exactly what I was going for (without having it be too dirge-like). Smile

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Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 2 2013, 2:50pm

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(*scratches name with pen*) Signing you up as a Poetry Trubadour Grey Elf... [In reply to] Can't Post

Another piece of fun - a great read too, with your rhythm so catchy! SmileAngelicCool

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Meneldor
Valinor


Sep 2 2013, 4:01pm

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Friends don't let friends sackbutt drunk. [In reply to] Can't Post




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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Sep 2 2013, 4:33pm

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Hahahaha! Something similar actually happened to [In reply to] Can't Post

a teacher I knew at school. He was studying for a summer with one of the most famous teachers of all time, and had to get up at 6:30 in order to get to the lesson on time--2 hour drive or something. When he got there on one fine morning, the teacher--literally--asked him to play a 3 octave D# melodic minor scale in 6ths (stringed instrument). When he hesitated, trying to work it out in his head before starting, the teacher said "Oh, you didn't practice that one this morning!" (Or . . . ever??!!)


dernwyn
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Sep 2 2013, 4:53pm

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No, not that tune... [In reply to] Can't Post

I've been trying to figure out what tune it is that fits this, I know it's an old familiar one but haven't been able to pull it out of these old memory banks yet! Aargh!

But it's a wonderful "companion" to "Blunt the Knives", isn't it - what fun, Grey Elf! Smile


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Aunt Dora Baggins
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Sep 2 2013, 4:57pm

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I love that so much! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Meneldor
Valinor


Sep 2 2013, 5:13pm

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If you think the words are good [In reply to] Can't Post

follow the link to Ethel's musical arrangement. She really makes it sing!
(Yeah, I went there.)


They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.


The Grey Elf
Grey Havens


Sep 2 2013, 5:48pm

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Many thanks for your plaudits [In reply to] Can't Post

Smile

I actually started this poem weeks ago before things turned musical on this thread so I gave no thought at all to it being taken as lyrics. I guess you can take any poem with a repetitive meter and put it to music, but it does still strike me as somewhat funny. Smile

Thank each of you again for your nice words. Heart

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