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The Great Hall of Poets


Oct 26 2017, 2:01am

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Welcome to The Great Hall of Poets, our regular monthly feature showcasing the talent of Middle-earth fans. Each month we will feature a small selection of the poems submitted, but we hope you will read all of the poems that we have received here in our Great Hall of Poets.

So come and join us by the hearth and enjoy!

If you have a Tolkien/Middle-earth inspired poem you'd like to share, then send it to poetry@theonering.net One poem per person may be submitted each month. Please make sure to proofread your work before sending it in. TheOneRing.net is not responsible for poems posting with spelling or grammatical errors.

The Leaving

by David McG

The shutters are closed, the doors have been locked.
The welcoming light is no more to be seen.
Golden now fall the leaves from the trees which so long have been vibrant and green.
The last homely home has allowed Time to enter,
to gracefully bring forth the end.
For the Elves they are leaving this Middle Earth and its fates are for Men now to tend.
The lights bright are dimmed in Lothlorien's shelter.
Its stairways untrodden and bare.
For none now remain of the folk who there dwelt
with the Lady of Light so fair.

Westward they travel with honour and pride.
The Children of Varda to meet.
By the Grey Haven shoreline where graceful white craft
take them on to their long known defeat.
All things must pass
All things must fade
All that was is now changed
For the Elves they are leaving this Middle Earth and it's for Men now to own as arranged.
Farewell to the Firstborn, the Quendi, Nimir
The teacher, the artist, the friend.
The Sea finally calls under Elbereth's stars.
To lead them to their journey's end.

Navaer, mellon nn!

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(This post was edited by Silverlode on Oct 26 2017, 7:38am)


Oct 27 2017, 10:27am

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Analogy to these dark days [In reply to] Can't Post

To me this is reflects modern times ...with the dying of our culture, and a slow but but relentless tide Canute could not turn back


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