Poetry of J.R.R. Tolkien

Discussions about the Professor's poetic verses from Middle-earth
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Postby Iolanthe » Sat May 26, 2007 7:31 pm

Excellent! That's great, Estel, thanks. it's on mine too :D .
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Postby Chrissiejane » Sat May 26, 2007 11:07 pm

If you visit the Swedish site Estel has recommended in her post, there is a choice of pages in different languages and currencies, and the EU page is in English, and in Euros, making ordering easier for non-Scandinavians like me.
Thanks Estel for the info and wonderful links.
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Postby Estel » Sun May 27, 2007 12:50 am

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Out of doubt, out of dark, to the day's rising
he rode singing in the sun, sword unsheathing.
Hope he rekindled, and in hope ended;
over death, over dread, over doom lifted
out of loss, out of life, unto long glory.

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Postby Estel » Sun May 27, 2007 12:58 am

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Out of doubt, out of dark, to the day's rising

he rode singing in the sun, sword unsheathing.

Hope he rekindled, and in hope ended;

over death, over dread, over doom lifted

out of loss, out of life, unto long glory.

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Postby Chrissiejane » Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:44 pm

My copy arrived a couple of days ago, I have not yet had time to listen to the CDs but the book is beautiful - a real treasure, beautifully illustrated and with plenty of background notes as well as the poems themselves. A great edition to anyone's Tolkien collection, so thanks Estel for the links. :)
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Postby Iolanthe » Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:48 pm

I know you'll enjoy the music, it's very varied, as befits the different poems and all their different styles.
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Postby Iolanthe » Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:41 pm

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Postby Lindariel » Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:12 pm

Wow! You can absolutely sing this to "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General!" Perhaps that was the inspiration for Tolkien's meter. It also has the same kind of rhyme scheme.

I wonder if the Professor would be happy or horrified to realize this? Was he a G&S fan?
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Postby Merry » Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:38 pm

Well, that was fun, although I'm all out of breath! I doubt that the Professor meant for it to be read as fast as G&S.

Did you catch the 'Dumbledore'? Should JKR have given us a footnote?
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Postby Philipa » Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:25 am

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Postby Iolanthe » Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:45 am

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Postby Lindariel » Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:32 pm

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Postby marbretherese » Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:58 pm

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Postby Iolanthe » Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:34 pm

There - I've ruined it for you too! I can't read it now without hearing it sung by several people we know :lol: .

Yep - Lindariel is a pro :D . Another singer in the ranks.

I like your parallel about G&S, Tolkien and being looked down on literary and musical intellectuals. I get as frustrated by those that can't see the brilliance of Tolkien as I am by those that can't see the brilliance of W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan. In fact I must spend a lot of my time frustrated.... :lol: .

I do think Gilbert would have appreciated errantry for the extremely clever piece it is if he's ever had the pleasure of reading it.
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Postby marbretherese » Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:13 pm

No, no, this discovery hasn't ruined it at all!! it suggests a whole new insight into how Tolkien might have wanted the poem to be seen . . . :) I'm not surprised Tolkien enjoyed G&S - like him, Gilbert loved wordplay and was a master at it - perhaps that's one of the ways we G&S-ophiles (hey! I invented a word! :P ) enjoy Tolkien so much as well - because of his command of language.

I too get frustrated when otherwise apparently intelligent people dismiss Tolkien or G&S out of hand. I don't expect everyone to be keen on them, but some people won't even consider trying to look at their work with an open mind!
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