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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


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
Tol Eressea


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.


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CuriousG
Valinor


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
Gondor


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
Valinor


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
Forum Admin / Moderator


Aug 30 2013, 10:05am

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

 


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


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
Gondor


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
Grey Havens


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
Valinor


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!


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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
Tol Eressea


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


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.


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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(This post was edited by Brethil on Aug 31 2013, 6:17pm)


Ethel Duath
Valinor


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!

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The Grey Elf
Gondor


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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The Grey Elf
Gondor


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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