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"Shortcut to 'shrooms on a Snowy Evening", a poem

Gerontius
The Shire

Jul 28 2011, 3:13pm

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Hi, some of you may remember me from the old Torn forums when LotR was coming out. Yes, it's the same old Gerontius.


I'm not hanging around, although I might drop by from time to time. I just had some inspiration for a poem and thought I'd share it here. Hope it raises a smile or two. If you're very unlucky, I might post a couple of my old ones.


If you remember me, hope you're keeing well. I'll watch this thread, so say hi!



Shortcut to 'shrooms on a Snowy Evening
By Gerontius (after Robert Frost)

What spores these are, I do not know,
But 'shrooms are good for eating, so
Here I will dig 'til they're revealed:
Those mushrooms hidden in the snow.

My little bag will soon be filled
With mushrooms from this snowy field.
And I am sure they will be nice
When baked or boiled or fried or grilled.

Mushrooms cooked in lots of spice
On beds of pasta, lakes of rice.
The diners call for second rounds!
For mushrooms are their only vice.

And though the mushrooms might abound
Right now they're hidden in the ground
So I will dig till they are found.
So I will dig till they are found.


G


Elberbeth
Tol Eressea


Jul 28 2011, 5:24pm

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"There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark."


Gollum the Great
Rohan


Jul 28 2011, 5:58pm

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WOW [In reply to] Can't Post

I LOVE this! it's wonderful!

I think I'm going to have to memorize this one, and I'd love it if you posted some old ones!

Mushrooms ROCK!

Lord Sméagol? Gollum the Great? The Gollum! Eat fish every day, three times a day; fresh from the sea. Most Precious Gollum!


Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 28 2011, 6:16pm

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Gerontius! [In reply to] Can't Post

Great poem, I like it! It's the sort of thing I can picture Bilbo writing, or teaching to the young hobbits of the neighborhood.

Of course I remember you. It's great to see you around here again! Please do stop in as often as you can. We'd love to see more of you.Smile

Silverlode

"Of all faces those of our familiares are the ones both most difficult to play fantastic tricks with, and most difficult really to see with fresh attention. They have become like the things which once attracted us by their glitter, or their colour, or their shape, and we laid hands on them, and then locked them in our hoard, acquired them, and acquiring ceased to look at them.
Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
-On Fairy Stories


silneldor
Half-elven


Jul 28 2011, 6:49pm

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Excellent! [In reply to] Can't Post

I really enjoyed that...and relate to that....come to think of it, i got this huge Portabella mushroon in the frig i forgot about...and it lunch timeSmile

Thanks Gerontius, glad to see you around.

''Sam put his ragged orc-cloak under his master's head, and covered them both with the grey robe of Lorien; and as he did so his thoughts went out to that fair land, and to the Elves, and he hoped that the cloth woven by their hands might have some virtue to keep them hidden beyond all hope in this wilderness of fear...But their luck held, and for the rest of that day they met no living or moving thing; and when night fell they vanished into the darkess of Mordor.'' - - -rotk, chapter III

May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manwë Súlimo













Ataahua
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Jul 28 2011, 7:17pm

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So it takes 13 short, hairy men with swords [In reply to] Can't Post

and a poetic fungi to get you mixing with the old crowd again? :D

It's great to see you G! Welcome back - even if it's only occasionally.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Jul 28 2011, 8:23pm

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Thanks for the fun poem... [In reply to] Can't Post

...and thanks for popping in to say hello. We miss your pixels -- and would love to see some of the older poems again.

Now why am I suddenly so hungry for mushrooms....

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Do we walk in legends or on the green earth in the daylight?

A man may do both. For not we but those who come after will make the legends of our time. The green earth, say you? That is a mighty matter of legend, though you tread it under the light of day!


Gaffer
The Shire

Jul 28 2011, 8:41pm

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Gereeting Gerontius! You may have heard [In reply to] Can't Post

They're making more Tolkien movies! Isn't that awesome?

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Give a man a fire, and he's warm for a day, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.
--Solid Jackson-- (from Terry Pratchett's "Jingo")


Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Jul 28 2011, 8:45pm

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And suddenly the Tornadoes saw afar off a greenlight, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame;
and they knew that this was no vision only, but that PJ had made a new thing: The Hobbit, the Film that Is.


Eledhwen
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 28 2011, 9:18pm

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Lovely, and welcome back!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Great to see you, Gerontius. How's things?

Boardwalk in mangroves


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Jul 28 2011, 9:28pm

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Excellent! [In reply to] Can't Post

That's not an easy rhyme scheme to follow. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing it! And it's great to see you here again. I hope you'll pop in more often.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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Kyriel
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Jul 28 2011, 9:44pm

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Well, hello there, old friend! [In reply to] Can't Post

Nice to see you back in these parts again. Smile Please do stick around! We need people of intelligence on this new mission...quest...thing. Wink


Those left standing will make millions writing books on the way it should have been. --Incubus


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 28 2011, 10:32pm

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Welcome back, Gerontius! Lovely poem. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Gerontius
The Shire


Jul 28 2011, 11:58pm

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Postings by Trolls on a Quiet Evening [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm scared by how many people I remember who are still around, and that I still remember you after all this time. Half of you perhaps not half as well as you deserve... you know the rest...

Anyway. Robert Frost's poem was always my favourite to riff off of, so here's another one. This was written in a dark age when there was no news of the upcoming Return of the King film and everyone was waiting for the release of the Two Towers Extended Edition (TT EE). The boards were quiet apart from occasional flame wars.

Seems quite a different story here. 18 months until the Hobbit comes out and the rumour mill is a-blazing!


Postings by Trolls on a Quiet Evening
By Gerontius (After Robert Frost)

Whose post this is, I do not know,
It soon will be deleted though.
Yes, soon this post will disappear
And thus retain the status quo.

The admins all must find it drear
With posts by trolls now sprinkled here.
The other posts say nothing new
The slowest evening of the year.

With posts O.T. and language blue
They cause offense to me and you.
But then, there's nothing else to see:
With topics old, and rumours few.

These trolls will leave soon, leave us be,
They'll vanish almost instantly.
One month to go: TT EE
One month to go! TT EE!


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Jul 29 2011, 12:45am

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Bravo! [In reply to] Can't Post

Love them both!

Welcome back, Gerontius. Hope to see you around more. Smile


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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 29 2011, 3:05am

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These take the cake - with Frost-ing! [In reply to] Can't Post

Welcome back, Gerontius, you come at the turn of the tide (just after the first official release of Hobbit pics). Have you had a chance to get acquainted with the look of the Dwarves yet?

*applause* for both poems! Who'd've thunk that mushrooms could turn a snowy day into an epicurean delight with the touch of a master parodist's hand? And I'm going to be chuckling for a long time about the Trolls on a quiet evening (you've missed some wild troll attacks!).

Stay a while, put your feet up, there's still a Fiesta each Friday! Smile


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915




grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 29 2011, 8:58am

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*flying tackle-hug* Wow!! HI!! [In reply to] Can't Post

It's so great to see you safe and sound... AND bearing gifts!!! :D

Love your poem!! I'm so glad you've been inspired to write and come share it with us! Would you believe I had fried 'shrooms, onion & garlic for dinner? yummmmmm....

Don't be a stranger... it's great to have you back!

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 29 2011, 9:00am

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Thar be trolls here, fersher [In reply to] Can't Post

but you've got it right that our admins keep them at bay.

*applause whilst smiling* You still rock, G!!!

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Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Jul 29 2011, 6:02pm

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Wonderful! [In reply to] Can't Post

Ah, I remember those heady days, with the TT EE coming soon, and RotK soon on its heels. I'd just as soon not remember the trolls, though. Thank goodness for our efficient admins and their even-more-efficient brooms!

Yes, things seem to be a lot busier here these days.

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Do we walk in legends or on the green earth in the daylight?

A man may do both. For not we but those who come after will make the legends of our time. The green earth, say you? That is a mighty matter of legend, though you tread it under the light of day!


Gerontius
The Shire


Jul 29 2011, 6:40pm

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Hello, hello [In reply to] Can't Post

Wish I could say hello individually to everyone who's posting here, but there's just too many of you.

Is the Grammaboodawg Apprection Society still going? I need some GAS!


Jonathan the Elf
Rivendell


Jul 29 2011, 9:51pm

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Encore! [In reply to] Can't Post

Good stuff. I’m a relatively new Tolkien fan so I don’t remember you. Buy it’s great to here Tolkien fans that aren’t Fools of a Took. Hope to see you around. I to like writing poetry, I’m not so good on the rhyming part.

Jonathan the Elf (fan)

“How shall a man judge what to do in such times? Yea ask. As he ever has judged, good and ill have not changed since yesteryear; nor are they one thing among Elves and Dwarves and another thing among . It is a man’s part to discern them, as much as in the Golden woods an in his own house” said Aragorn


Silverlode
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Jul 29 2011, 11:02pm

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Your encore can be found... [In reply to] Can't Post

...here. Cool

Silverlode

"Of all faces those of our familiares are the ones both most difficult to play fantastic tricks with, and most difficult really to see with fresh attention. They have become like the things which once attracted us by their glitter, or their colour, or their shape, and we laid hands on them, and then locked them in our hoard, acquired them, and acquiring ceased to look at them.
Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
-On Fairy Stories


taekotemple
Grey Havens


Jul 30 2011, 1:34am

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It's good to meet you, and I'm loving your poems! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm picky about poems too, so the fact that I like them says a lot about your writing! I'm looking forward to seeing more!

“Tell me one last thing,” said Harry. “Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?”
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”


Gerontius
The Shire


Jul 30 2011, 9:44am

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I've realised something [In reply to] Can't Post

I haven't read the Hobbit in over 20 years. It's there gathering dust next to the Silmarillion Tongue

I've got a two week holiday coming up, so I guess I know what book I'll be taking. Maybe then I'll find some things to say and start contributing properly to the boards.


shirehobbit
Rivendell

Aug 6 2011, 5:02pm

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I love poetry [In reply to] Can't Post

I have writen some and won a few prizes for some. I'll post a few when I get the chance. That is if you all would like that. I have LOTR themed ones.Wink

 
 

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