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**Party Time: Please and Haiku!

grammaboodawg
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Sep 23, 3:00am

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**Party Time: Please and Haiku! Can't Post

What's a haiku? A haiku is verse with a specific structure of 3 lines made up of 5 syllables, then 7 syllables and 5 syllables again. You can have as many verses as you like. I'm hungry... so here goes!


Please and Haiku ;)

Good hobbit cooking
heaved on the serving tables
stunned party goers.

The line was endless
with squeals and calls of delight
as plates quickly filled.

Bilbo came early
to make sure all was proper,
sampling everything.

He looked up and spied
Frodo watching with a smile
as he filled his plate.



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Sep 23, 10:08am

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I'll go darker:

A screech in the air
Shivers down the Hobbits' spines:
Wraiths search from aloft

No! They will see us!
We cannot get to Mordor
Unseen and unharmed


The Ring drives me on
You may not cower long here:
You gave me your oath

Aye, my promise holds
I will get you to the land...
But not one step more.




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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís 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 beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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grammaboodawg
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Sep 23, 1:50pm

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You've so got the intensity and threat!!! Awesome!!



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SirDennisC
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Sep 24, 1:05am

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Have you ever noticed? [In reply to] Can't Post

'Go not to the Elves
for counsel for they will ans-
wer both no and yes.'

Itís a bit derivative but here goes:

Beware not the Elves
Who say no and yes, rather
The trolls among you

Thanks gramma Heart


squire
Half-elven


Sep 24, 2:16am

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Haiku on "Lost Love" [In reply to] Can't Post

These are original compositions on the theme of Lost Love, that I wrote in 2004. Can you guess each speaker?

1-

They liven my hole --
Being young they cannot know
My childless sorrow.

2-

I at least loved him,
He had Otho's sandy hair...
I'll give you Sharkey!

3-

She would not listen,
Bending over her seedlings.
Raging, I left her.

4-

Grown is my one son
My hall is cold though fire burns
Why did she depart?

5-

Two heirs given, she
Looked south from my high estate.
I could not please her.

6-

I await no King,
Though leafless the White Tree mourns.
Mother, I miss you.



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grammaboodawg
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Sep 24, 1:50pm

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BRILLIANT!!!!
And go not to the Elves for just one comment on any situation ;)
THANKS! *still giggling*



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grammaboodawg
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Sep 24, 2:05pm

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This is perfect! :D Here are my flying-guesses to some really good haiku. Some feel like there's more than one answer. Well Done! THANK YOU!


1. Bilbo
2. Lobelia
3. Treebeard
4. Theoden
5. Elrond
6. Faramir



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squire
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Sep 24, 7:16pm

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Nice work [In reply to] Can't Post

As you say, some of them are not as specific as I think I had in mind so long ago.

So, sure, 4. might be Theoden. I've been trying to remember if it was meant to be him! It could be Beorn, too, or maybe even Thranduil if we want to get all romantic and start projecting Tolkien's famous "missing mothers" anywhere we can!

As for 5., well I know I meant it to be Denethor. We could debate whether it applies to Elrond as well...

Thanks for "playing", gramma!



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dernwyn
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Sep 25, 12:43am

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What a curious quiz! My guesses:

1. Bilbo

2. Lobelia

3. Treebeard

4. Theoden

5. Denethor

6. Boromir

Did Tolkien have some sort of fixation on the psychology of losing one's mother? Or maybe this was how he dealt with his own loss?


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squire
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Sep 25, 2:11am

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Lost, lost [In reply to] Can't Post

Good work. As I said to gramma, I've almost forgotten who I had in mind for some of these; #6 could well be Boromir rather than Faramir -- Boromir clearly wants no King, on the other hand only Faramir testifies in the book to a memory of his lost mother.

As to the theme of lost mothers pervading Tolkien's stories -- yes, I've long thought that. I call it Tolkien's trope of "Mom lying down in the mould to just ... die". Without being too literal, we see it in the mothers of: Feanor, Tuor, Turin, Aragorn, Theodred, Faramir & Boromir, Elrohir & Elladan, and Eldarion. I may have missed a few!



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