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Moderator Smilie NOTE: The following poems have been edited to them bring closer to a 'fair usage' standard under the copyright laws. Some of them previously may have been in violation. - Grondy Moderator Smilie

Hey! These are great! ROFL! Are there more? Ha Ha Ha Smilie
Yes, I'll probably finish this one tomorrow and start another one about your namesake early next week.

It will probably be 'Bombadil Goes Boating' which is more than twice as long and contains a few stanzas in which Tom visits Farmer Maggot--for his mushrooms and brew I presume. Pumpkin Smilie
Cool! I'll be waiting! Animated Wink Smilie
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And now the first stanza from a poem about the fellow with jacket blue and boots of yellow.

Bombadil Goes Boating by JRR Tolkien © JRR Tolkien and taken from The Adventures of Tom Bombadil © George Allen & Unwin Ltd., found in Ninth Edition of The Tolkien Reader © Ballantine Books, Inc.

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The old year was turning brown; the West Wind was calling;
Tom caught a beechen leaf in the Forest falling.
'I've caught a happy day blown me by the breezes!
Why wait till morrow-year? I'll take it when me pleases.
This day I'll mend my boat and journey as it chances
west down the withy-stream, following my fancies!'

You can find the remainder of this poem continued in: "Bombadil Goes Boating" available in The Tolkien Reader and also in Tales from the Perilous Realm. Read Smilie

NOTE: The bulk of this posted poem has been edited to bring it closer to a 'fair usage' standard under the copyright laws.
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Today I finished Bombadil Goes Boating. Read Smilie
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Never came to your head what a silly poem it actually is? All the ones about Bombadil are!!! :P :P :P Suppose it goes with the character! Very Big Grin Smilie
What's on next? Read Smilie
How about The Last Ship? would anyone like me to post the thirteen, eight line stanzas of that Tolkien poem?
Sure, why not? Read Smilie If it's not too much trouble... Big Smile Smilie
The Last Ship by JRR Tolkien © JRR Tolkien and taken from The Adventures of Tom Bombadil © George Allen & Unwin Ltd., found in Ninth Edition of The Tolkien Reader © Ballantine Books, Inc.

Quote:
Fíriel looked out at three o'clock:
the grey night was going;
far away a golden cock
clear and shrill was crowing.
The trees were dark, and the dawn pale,
waking birds were cheeping,
a wind moved cool and frail
through dim leaves creeping.

You can find the remainder of this poem continued in: "The Last Ship" available in available in The Tolkien Reader and also in Tales from the Perilous Realm. Read Smilie

NOTE: The bulk of this posted poem has been edited to bring it closer to a 'fair usage' standard under the copyright laws.
I finished adding the final sanzas to Tokien's The Last Ship today. Cool Smilie

Next time I may start The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon. Smile Smilie
Great job Grondy! Think I'll join you, Tommy.

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I liked the Adventures of TB. When was that written Grondy, do you have that written anywhere? I haven't gone through the other two poems, so you might have written it there.

Way before the Hobbit? Or After?
The book was first published (copyrighted) in 1962; I have no idea as to when Tolkien actually wrote the individual poems.
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Title sounds very promising Grondy, go for it! Read Smilie
The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon by JRR Tolkien © JRR Tolkien and taken from The Adventures of Tom Bombadil © George Allen & Unwin Ltd., found in Ninth Edition of The Tolkien Reader © Ballantine Books, Inc.

Quote:
The Man in the Moon had silver shoon,
and his beard was of silver thread;
With opals crowned and pearls all bound
about his girdlestead,
In his mantle grey he walked one day
across a shining floor.
And with a crystal key in secrecy
he opened an ivory door.

You can find the remainder of this poem continued in: "The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon" available in The Tolkien Reader and also in Tales from the Perilous Realm. Read Smilie

NOTE: The bulk of this posted poem has been edited to bring it closer to a 'fair usage' standard under the copyright laws.
Today I finished The Man in the Moon Stayed Up Too Late. Read Smilie

[Edited on 2/7/2002 by Grondmaster]
Today I finished Tolkien's poem The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon. Read Smilie

I will have to think about what to do next. Smile Smilie
Read Smilie Read Smilie Hi Tommy. Isn't this great?

Thanks Grondy. How many poems are included in the AoTB?
Sixteen poems. I think the next one I'll do is Perry-the-Winkle. It has sixteen eight lined stanzus about a lonely troll and his quest for a friend.

I suppose I really should edit the first post of this thread and make a list of the poems I've done with the dates they have been started because when a group of poems are serialized in series one really needs a table of contents or an index to know how far to rewind the cassette. Animated Wink Smilie
Lonely troll, I like that! Appreciate it mate!

Yeah, a table of contents would be nice too.
Okay, I added a Table of Contents to the first post of this thread. (Without tabs and double spaces, it was very hard to make any semblance of columns but as I used to say, "Its good enough for gummint work!")

Not going to start Perry-the-Winkle as today decided to play 'Summer' and it is still too hot to do any kind of meticulous typing and proof reading. First time it has gotten above 85 F this year, so today it decided that 96 F would be a nice high. So Angry Smilie At 6 PM it was still 94 F and nary a cloud; however, a breeze has just started and the weather person has forecast some of our more typical cloudy June weather for tomorrow with an expected high of about 76 F. Cool Smilie
That hot eh? Drink plenty of water then, wouldn't want you to get dehydrated mate.

Nice table btw.
Summertime! Cool Smilie

Nice table, Grondy, by the way. Well done!
Golly: hey there! Another reader! Big Smile Smilie Keep posting Grondy, doing great! Read Smilie
Perry-the-Winkle by JRR Tolkien © JRR Tolkien and taken from The Adventures of Tom Bombadil © George Allen & Unwin Ltd., found in Ninth Edition of The Tolkien Reader © Ballantine Books, Inc.

Quote:
The Lonely Troll he sat on a stone
and sang a mournful lay:
'O why, O why must I live on my own
in the hills of Faraway?
My folks are gone beyond recall
and take no thought of me;
alone I'm left, the last of all
from Weathertop to the Sea'.

You can find the remainder of this poem continued in: "Perry-the-Winkle" available in The Tolkien Reader and also in Tales from the Perilous Realm. Read Smilie

NOTE: The bulk of this posted poem has been edited to bring it closer to a 'fair usage' standard under the copyright laws.
Hi back Tommy! Yup, great thread, this!

Boo hoo! Poor troll. Sad Smilie
Why has no one else discovered this yet? Strange...

How Very Sad Smilie that is... Sad Smilie
I like the Man in the Moon one a lot. Big Smile Smilie

Tommy, I think others have been around and reading, just not saying much...that's what I've been doing, at least.
I added two more stanzas to Perry-the-Winkle today. Smile Smilie

Cheer up ladies, next time we get to more happier times.
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Very Sad Smilie You know, it's cases like this that break my heart. Poor troll. *sniff*
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Reminds of these cry-films I used to watch. *boohoo*
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I know, sad isn't it?

*joins Tommy*
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Very Sad Smilie Waaaah! It's even sadder! Very Sad Smilie
poor troll...*sniffle sniffle* Shaking Head Smilie Very Sad Smilie
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Getting better? Getting worse, I'd say.
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[Edited on 19/6/2002 by TomBombadillo]
Big Smile Smilie Yay! Three cheers for Perry-the-Winkle!
Perry for President! Pary Smilie Big Smile Smilie Birthday Smile Smilie

Hang on...you're not going to add a sad twist to the tale after this are you G? The troll eats Perry, then gets burned to death by an angry mob or something? Because that's how these tales usally end right? There's usually no happy endings for trolls...it's a conspiracy isn't it? Paranoid Smilie
Just so you all know I have added a section under J.R.R. Tolkien called Poems where you can now find all of Grondy's hard work shared for those who don't bother to visit our cool forum.
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Yay! A happy ending! Can it be? Dunce Smilie
I added the finial two stanzas to Perry-the-Winkle today. Smile Smilie

Now I'll have to think about what to do next. Cool Smilie

Now I'm curious how this is going to end. Read Smilie
What a lovely happy ending! Thanks Grondy!!!!! It made my my day. Big Smile Smilie

What other poems do you have then?
Thanks Ungoliant. Smile Smilie

Even though it appears in FOTR, I think I will next do The Man in the Moon Stayed Up Too Late as a lot of people have said they skipped over all the poetry in order to get on with the story. Bilbo's antics at the end of the poem, which he sang to the patrons of The Prancing Pony, caused Strider to quietly declare something like, "Well Mr. Baggins, you seem to have put your foot, or should I say, finger in it." Ignore Smilie

I have always had a soft spot for that poem, probably because Tolkien took the old nursery rhyme, Heigh-Diddle-Diddle and fleshed it out with many verses and turned it into a comic song. Dog Smilie Ha Ha Ha Smilie What great sport! What! Big Smile Smilie
Great ending, yeah! Big Smile Smilie

Good idea, Grondy! I too like that poem! Read Smilie
The Riddle in Faramir's Dream by JRR Tolkien © JRR Tolkien and taken from The Lord of the Rings © George Allen & Unwin Ltd.

Quote:
Seek for the Sword that was Broken:
In Imladris it dwells;
There shall be counsels taken
Stronger than Morgul-spells.
There shall be shown a token
That Doom is near at hand,

You can find the remainder of this poem continued in: "The Riddle in Faramir's Dream" available untitled in The Fellowship of the Ring. Read Smilie

NOTE: The bulk of this posted poem has been edited to bring it closer to a 'fair usage' standard under the copyright laws.
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Ah, nice one Grondy! Good request, tuesday!

btw do you have the full version of the Elbereth song (from 'Three Is Company', Chapter III, Book 1)? Or is the book version the complete one as we know it?

Roll on the Man on the Moon! Thumbs Up Smilie
Er...I meant Man in the Moon. Ooops. Angel Smilie
Liked that dream one too, yeah. Stay tuned folks, Man in the moon ( Animated Wink Smilie ) is coming up, I think. Go Grondy! Read Smilie
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btw do you have the full version of the Elbereth song (from 'Three Is Company', Chapter III, Book 1)? Or is the book version the complete one as we know it?
No the only bits to the O Elbereth song I know of, are Bilbo's translation as heard by him in 'Three Is Company'; the untranslated verse at the end of 'Many Meetings', Chapter 1, Book II; and finally the untranslated verse near the beginning of 'The Choices of Master Samwise', Chapter 10 of Book IV. The bits found near the end of 'The Grey Havens', Chapter 9, Book VI, are an amalgam of a couple of the previous ones.
That's ok then. Thanks for checking! Big Smile Smilie
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