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Darous
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Post#1 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Chameleon thats ok. My working hours are eccentric so I'll be on at diffrerent times myself. Bit hopefully next week I can get something started but I'll keep people posted. But u r welcome to come along when it starts

A! Elbereth Gilthoniel!
When history looks down its weird vestigial stump of a nose at us, it'll have a lot of very shitty things to say.

chameleon
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Post#2 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

I would be interested, though i don't know how often i would be online ;) .


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MelliotSandybanks
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Post#3 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

sounds like a great idea to me Darous. I will try to join as often as i can.

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Post#4 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Thanks Darous!

I look forward to next week then.

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Darous
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Post#5 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Right well from what I've heard people are interested so lets go.

Farewell we call to hearth and Hall!
Though wind may blow and rain may fall,
We must away ere break of day
Far over wood and mountain tall.

To Rivendell, where Elves yet dwell
In glades beneath the misty fell,
Through moor and waste we ride in haste,
And whither then we cannot tell.

With foes ahead, behind us dread,
Beneath the sky shall be our bed,
Until at last our toil be passed,
Our journey done, our errand sped.

We must away! We must away!
We ride before the break of day.

Right so thats the first one the Farewell Song of
Merry and Pippin.
Now I could say that it's a poem which follows the
4 line structure and how each line ends in rhyme.
And how the first 2 lines all rhyme but the third and fourth stand alone but its not off putting. As you read it the words flow from your mouth with ease. I can imagine standing at the outer boundaries of the Shire and singing this song, and then just turning on and trudging down the road.
Looking at the poem, I think that the words
mild in well with each section "farewell we call to hearth and hall! Though wind may blow and rain may fall." I maybe overlooking or just thinking strange thoughts. Or
stating the obivious.

But the first part to me is very Hobbity or earthy"hearth and halls, wind and rain, wood and mountains" and the second part very elvish which it is "Rivendell where elves dwell and glades bneath misty fell". The third part is very
factul and it makes me think that they don't want to be
on this journey at all. And the final part rhymes.
So the floor is open please give your insight into what I have written and any other poems you want to look at. I haven't done this sort of thing for a few years now so I'm a bit rusty. So if theres a few things which I babble about thats life but let me none the less.
So lets go
When history looks down its weird vestigial stump of a nose at us, it'll have a lot of very shitty things to say.

chameleon
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Post#6 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am


Now I could say that it's a poem which follows the
4 line structure and how each line ends in rhyme.
And how the first 2 lines all rhyme but the third and fourth stand alone


Not really, the first, second and third line all end in the same rhyme, and the third line rhymes with itself, 'away', 'day' etc.

but i do agree that it flows rather smooth.

(pst, i have never done one of these darous! ;) )

~Chame~

Samwisegamgee
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Post#7 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Great idea for a Guild, Darous! I will certainly pop in as much as I can.
And about the poem: I agree with the rhyming thing. The poem is modeled after the poem in the hobbit that starts Bilbo on his adventures-'we must away ere break of day/to seek the pale enchanted gold'. I also noticed that the line: 'and whither then we cannot tell' is like the line at the end of the Walking Song: 'where many paths and errands meet/and whither then I cannot say'. To me this seems to express a sort of humbleness, that the hobbits are swept up in great events that they cannot fathom. Well that's my two cents worth. Good poem, good guild Darous. :D

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grondmaster
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Post#8 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Good idea Darous. :happyelf:

:moderator: But remember we shouldn't be copying Tolkien's complete poems here as that violates the copyright laws. However, in the [u]Green Dragon Tavern[/u] I have posted a thread containing many of Tolkien's poems a more legal way by noting the copyright owner, leaving the poems incomplete,and referring to the volume where the entire poem can be found. :teacher:

Some day each of those poems in that thread will show up when you look for them by clicking on [u] Poems[/u] in the menu to the left under *J.R.R. Tolkien*. :wiggle:
'Share and enjoy'

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rednell
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Post#9 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

But remember we shouldn't be copying Tolkien's complete poems here as that violates the copyright laws

This is something that we will have to be very careful of. The best way to handle it, Darous, would be to post part of the poem and tell us where it is located in LOTR, assuming we are going to discuss the poetry in LOTR. That way, we can read the poem and make our own citations as we reveal our insights into Tolkien's poetic works. :smoke:
I will join the discussion on the weekend. :D

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Darous
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Post#10 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Right people I am back and hopefully for a while. Now I did what I did and it turns out that I did it wrong. So I will adapt, and we will look at poetary and discuss. I have not forgotten just busy. So give us a few days and hopefully I'll have something up before the weekend. So fellow travellers keep the faith.
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