Texas, USA. CST
Varda-(Valar) is a Valar Honor member, co-chair of
the overall Valar Guild,
overall webmaster, Tolkien Site webmaster and editor, contact person,
LotRO branch founder and leader.
BS: major in Biology, minor Chemistry. Updated with
courses in computer hardware and software. Became an editor and writer.
Sept. 29-30, 2017
Eowyn and Merry defeat the Witch-king.
Written for the 20th Anniversary of the Valar Guild with its theme:
victory over adversity.
The poetic form is called a "Landay", written in couplets of nine and
thirteen syllables. It may have originated with nomadic caravans in
South Asia circa 1700 B.C. It is currently used in Pashto, a language
of Afghanistan and Pakistan, normally sung, and usually made by women.
In English, it's usually unrhymed, but I found I didn't like it
unrhymed and changed it the next day to rhyme.
Thus Eowyn is the point of view for the once-nomadic Rohirrim.
Oct. 6, 2013
Melkor reaches for the light, grasps only the dark.
Written for the 16th anniversary of the Valar Guild.