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The Great Hall of Poets


Jun 1 2018, 10:36am

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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 Wonder of the Shire

by David McG.

There is a wondrous Mallorn tree
That grows free in the Shire
It brings the folk from miles around
It's beauty to admire.
A gift brought here from fair Lorien
By the hero 'Samwise the Brave'
Who wandered far away from home
His people for to save.

Given with love, by the Lady of Light,
A simple gift it seemed.
But one that has stood the test of time
Far more than Sam had dreamed.
A wooden box containing soil
And a single, silvered seed
With a blessing from the Elven Queen
To help in a time of need.

And so it was that little box
Helped revive a broken land
Scoured and barren and doomed to wither
By a desperate Wizards hand.
The soil it helped the earth to bloom
With every single grain
And life returned to the much loved Shire
To heal and ease the pain.

That precious little silvered seed
Brought the greatest gift of all
A new, deep rooted 'Party Tree'
Which stand's now proud and tall.
Silver leafed through Summer days
Turning Gold like a Winter fire.
This mighty, wondrous Mallorn tree
That grows free in the Shire.

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(This post was edited by entmaiden on Jun 1 2018, 8:50pm)


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