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Ooo, that's creepy G. *shudder* (not the poetry, I meant the subject matter).

Is it about some man-eating plant? But then they live without moon or sunlight, so they can't be plants. What on earth are Mewlips anyway?
Yeah, or perhaps some kind of quicksand thingie? Super Scared Smilie
Mewlips are indigenous to bogs, marshes, and swamps. They are partial to Humans and Elves, but wouldn't say no to a second helping of Dwarf or Hobbit. Very Evil Smilie
Fastitocalon 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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Look, there is Fastitocalon!
An island good to land upon,
Although 'tis rather bare.
Come, leave the sea! And let us run,
Or dance, or lie down in the sun!
See, gulls are sitting there!
Beware!
Gulls do not sink.

You can find the remainder of this poem continued in: "Fastitocalon" 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 the poem Fastitocalon today.


Stay tuned for an additional poem, coming to this forum sometime in the near future. Smile Smilie
I liked Fastitocalon. I Love You Smilie
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Bravo Grondy! Great poem!

Reminds of of the Mystery of Mary Celeste...maybe that's what happened to her passengers!
Thank you, Professor Tolkien! Tongue Smilie

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Shadow Bride 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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There was a man who dwelt alone,
as day and night went past
he sat as still as carven stone,
and yet no shadow cast.
The white owls pearched upon his head
beneath the winter moon;
they wiped their beaks and thought him dead
under the stars of June.

You can find the remainder of this poem continued in: "Shadow Bride" 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 the Shadow Bride today. Read Smilie
That one sent shivers up and down my spine Grondy. Thank you for sharing these wonderful poems with those of us that do not have our own copies. I have really enjoyed reading them, as I am sure the others do as well.
You are welcome Mellie. Smile Smilie
Lovely poem indeed. Smile Smilie Read Smilie
Today I have gone back through all the Tolkien poems, both in this thread and in our Tolkien Poetry Section (available from the Main Menu), to remove a few stanzas from each and pointing to the book from which the remainder of the poem can be found. This is to preclude having legal problems with the copyright owners of those poems. Cool Elf Smilie
Do you have anything else for us Grondy?

It is a shame for this to end.

[Edited on 8/10/2002 by MelliotSandybanks]
I'm thinking of lifting some more from the other books, there are a few more in this one that I could do, but feel it would be flouting the law to print all sixteen poems from this book. I think maybe I will do Gimli's In Moria, Khazad-d’m next, Sam really liked that one. Smile Smilie
Gimli's Chant (In Moria, In Khazad-d’m) by J.R.R. Tolkien Copyright ’ 1955, 1964 by J.R.R. Tolkien. Copyright ’ renewed 1982 by Christopher R. Tolkien, Michael H.R. Tolkien, John F.R. Tolkien and Priscilla M.A.R. Tolkien. and taken from Ballantine Books Edition of The Fellowship of the Ring

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The world was young, the mountains green,
No stain yet upon the moon was seen,
No words were laid on stream or stone,
When Durin woke and walked alone.
He named the nameless hills and dells;
He drank from yet untasted wells;
He stooped and looked in Mirrormere,
And saw a crown of stars appear,
As gems upon a silver thread,
Above the shadow of his head.

You can find the remainder of this poem continued in: "Gimli's Chant (In Moria, In Khazad-d’m)" 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.
Tonight I finished Gimli's Chant (In Moria, In Khazad-d’m). Read Smilie

Stay tuned for an additional poem, coming to this forum sometime in the near future. Cool Smilie
Great job you've done Grondy! Thumbs Up Smilie Any more coming up? Orc Going Huh Smilie
I'm working on it Tommie. Happy Elf Smilie
CAT 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 fat cat on the mat
may seem to dream
of nice mice that suffice
for him, or cream;
but he free, maybe,
walks in thought
unbowed, proud, where loud
roared and fought
his kin, lean and slim,
or deep in den
in the East feasted on beasts
and tender men.

You can find the remainder of this poem continued in: "CAT" 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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OLIPHAUNT 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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Grey as a mouse,
Big as a house,
Nose like a snake,
I make the earth shake,
As I tramp through the grass;
Trees crack as I pass.

You can find the remainder of this poem continued in: "OLIPHAUNT" available in The Two Towers; 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.
The Lay of Leithian (In this segment of the epic, Felagund (also known as King Finrod and the brother of Galadriel) strove with Sauron in songs of power.) by JRR Tolkien ’ Christopher Reuel Tolkien and taken from second edition of The Silmarillian ’ George Allen & Unwin Ltd.

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He chanted a song of wizardy,
Of piercing, opening, of treachery,
Revealing, uncovering, betraying.
Then sudden Felagund there swaying,
Sang in answer a song of staying,
resisting, battling against power,
Of secrets kept, strength like a tower,
And trust unbroken, freedom, escape;
Of changing and of shifting shape.

You can find the remainder of this poem continued in: about 10 pages into Chapter 19 entitled "Of Beren and Luthien" in The Silmarillion. 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.
Thanks Grond! That's one of my favourite poems from LOTR, just because it's so simple...

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You & Me And the Cottage of Lost Play by J.R.R. Tolkien, taken from The Book of Lost Tales I: the extraordinary history of Middle-earth Edited by Christopher Tolkien. A Del Rey ’ Book Published by The Ballantine Publishing Group. Copyright ’ 1983 by Frank Richard Williamson and Christopher Reuel Tolkien as Executors of the Estate of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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You and me ’ we know that land
And often have been there
In the long old days, old nursery days,
A dark child and a fair.
Was it down the paths of firelight dreams
In winter cold and white,
Or in the blue-spun twilit hours
Of little early tucked-up beds
In drowsy summer night,
That You and I got lost in Sleep
And met each other there ’
Your dark hair on your white nightgown,
And mine was tangled fair?

You can find the remainder of this poem continued in: "You & Me And the Cottage of Lost Play" available in The Book of Lost Tales I. 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.
thanks!! i just love it!! Happy Elf Smilie
it proves, that he isn't only a genius. he is a POETIC genius! and he also has a romantic soul...
could you also put up the poem about Aryador? it's my favourite. Wiggle Smilie
Today I added a few more stanzus to You & Me
And the Cottage of Lost Play.
Habbanan beneath the Stars by J.R.R. Tolkien, taken from The Book of Lost Tales I: the extraordinary history of Middle-earth Edited by Christopher Tolkien. A Del Rey ’ Book Published by The Ballantine Publishing Group. Copyright ’ 1983 by Frank Richard Williamson and Christopher Reuel Tolkien as Executors of the Estate of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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In Habbanan beneath the skies
Where all roads end however long
There is sound of faint guitars
And distant echoes of a song,
For there men gather into rings
Round their red fires while one voice sings ’
And all about is night.

Continued in.... "Habbanan beneath the Stars" available in The Book of Lost Tales I. 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.
Ooops I am falling behind Grondy. You will have another one in a few moments.
The Vales of Aryador by J.R.R. Tolkien, taken from The Book of Lost Tales I: the extraordinary history of Middle-earth Edited by Christopher Tolkien. A Del Rey ’ Book Published by The Ballantine Publishing Group. Copyright ’ 1983 by Frank Richard Williamson and Christopher Reuel Tolkien as Executors of the Estate of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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In the vales of Aryador
Bye the wooded inland shore
Green the lakeward bents and meads
Sloping down to murmurous reeds
That whisper in the dusk o'er Aryador:

You can find the remainder of this poem continued in: "The Vales of Aryador" available in The Book of Lost Tales I. 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 don't know where you keep getting all these from, Grondy! Super Wow Smilie They're great! Read Smilie
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don't know where you keep getting all these from, Grondy! They're great!
They come from the book listed at the top of each poem, Tommie. And in the case of these last ones from the Book of Lost Tales Part 1, Mellie has been sending them to me as I can't get to my volume at the present time.
Tinfang Warble by J.R.R. Tolkien, taken from The Book of Lost Tales I: the extraordinary history of Middle-earth Edited by Christopher Tolkien. A Del Rey ’ Book Published by The Ballantine Publishing Group. Copyright ’ 1983 by Frank Richard Williamson and Christopher Reuel Tolkien as Executors of the Estate of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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O the hoot!O the hoot!
How he trillups on his flute!
O the hoot of Tinfang Warble!

Dancing all alone,
Hopping on a stone,
Flitting like a fawn,
In the twilight on the lawn,
And his name is Tinfang Warble!

You can find the remainder of this poem continued in: "Tinfang Warble" available in The Book of Lost Tales I. 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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