August 13, 2007
The Riddle Game is by members of the Valar Guild, continually in progress.
It is a new page put up today to collect riddles from the Forum and the Poetry page in one place. The riddles must be in poetic form. Riddles not yet answered on the Forum may not have the answer posted on the Riddle page, and are answered in turns so no more than two riddles will be unanswered on the Riddle Game page. The new page is linked to both the Poetry and Quizes sections.
June 29, 2007
A Ballad of the Unsung by Jeff Russell fka Manwe-(Valar).
Filk lyrics showing the battle in front of the Black Gate of Mordor. A filk is a new set of words set to known music so that it can be sung.
The original music and words come from Gordon Lightfoot, who wrote an Irish-style folksong called "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald".
The unusual use of "Dagorlad" is intentional: first because it fit better within Lightfoot's template, and second because of the literal translation of the word as "Battle Plain".
May 1, 2007
The Eyes of the Valley by He that Walks Unseen-(T). Fingolfin versus Morgoth, with an addition to the legend.
Feb. 21, 2007
Alchemy by Branwyn-(T), about Feanor's possible creation of the Palantiri. She now has both a story and poetry author's page.
Feb. 12, 2007
Tilion's Haiku, a haiku by Eonwe-(Valar) written Feb. 11, 2007 for Valentine's Day! He now has a poetry author's page to add to all his others.
Moved the how-to off the opening page
onto a separate page.
Aug. 26. 2006
In the Chamber of Mazarbul by He That Walks Unseen-(T). "The Fellowship of the Ring is trapped in the Chamber of Mazarbul. Mithrandir and his eight companions face the shadows and the flames once faced by Balin, son of Fundin, Lord of Moria."
June 9, 2006
An End by Merewen-(T). Frodo at Mt. Orodruin.
June 3, 2006
The Last to Dance by Merewen-(T). Eowyn reflects, Aragorn having given her hope that she will not always be "the last to dance
Jan. 13, 2006 Friday
The Nine Shadows by He that Walks Unseen-(T). Poet's description: "This poem speaks of the very nature of the Nazgul"
Dec. 5, 2005
The Musings of the Weaver by Haleth-(V)
Vaire, the weaver of fate, contemplates light and dark in her tapestry.
Oct. 20, 2005
Added frames linking to the main Encyclopedia.
Sept. 28, 2005
The Battle of the Pelennor Fields by Barahir-(V)
The Fall of Fingolfin by Barahir-(V)
July 26, 2005
Night Prayer for Elves, or Lullaby by Elatan-(Valar)
The Time of Legolas by Varda-(Valar)
May 27, 2005
In the Land of Lorien by He that Walks Unseen-(T)
"All the things that are felt by those who enter the land of Lorien. If they find peril, it is because they took it with them."
May 10, 2005
Nienna by Haleth-(V)
April 23, 2005
Ideas by Irmo-(Valar). We haven't seen the light as intended yet.
This poem was lost during the transition between the old and new pages. We are glad to have it included once more!
Dec. 7, 2004
Melkor by Georgia Stone. The defiance of the Vanyar.
Oct. 21, 2004
Laden Trees in the Circle of Fire by He that Walks Unseen-(T). Written Oct 14, 2004. The Warg Riders attack Thorin's company, and what led to it
Oct. 18, 2004
The Muse and the Boy of the Blue Fountain by He that Walks Unseen-(T). Tribute to JRRT.
Oct. 13, 2004
The Shadows Within by He that Walks Unseen-(T). Frodo's thoughts in Mordor.
Sept. 20, 2004
Revenge Lives in the House of Ransom by He that Walks Unseen-(T). Mim the Petty Dwarf's point of view.
Sept. 17, 2004
Down the Tunnel in Erebor by He that Walks Unseen-(T). Bilbo seeks out the dragon, Smaug.
Gorthaur the Cruel by He that Walks Unseen-(T)
Sept. 13, 2004
Galadriel by He that Walks Unseen-(T)
Mithrandir by He that Walks Unseen-(T)
Morgoth by He that Walks Unseen-(T)
Tinuviel by He that Walks Unseen-(T)
September 12, 2004
Of the Nirnaeth Arnoediad by Turgon-(V). The Battle of Unnumbered Tears.
September 7, 2004
The Green Lady in the White Dress by Elatan-(Valar). A poem to Yavanna of the forest in winter.
August 1, 2004
Elfling Lullaby by Elwing-(V). Where "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" may originally have derived from.
June 3, 2004
Avari Song of Heartening Before Battle by Turgon-(V). Song of the Avari elves.
May 31, 2004
Made new front page for the Poetry section of the Tolkien Encyclopedia.
Made framed option for the Poetry site.
Finished Thranduil. Thranduil also had translation for Tolkien Languages site section of Encyc. Changed up Language site to add Sindarin translators and translations, meaning had to change navigation for Quenya translators and translations.
Finished Turgon, Valkir, Varda. All done with the author, title, character pages! Ready for new input.
May 30, 2004
Finished: Laurelin Caline-(T), Maglor-(V), Manik Raina-(T), Meriadoc, Orodreth, Tal
May 29, 2004
Finished: Bjorn Fromen and Imrahil (both cross with Quenya translations and original poetry, not sure about permission for Bjorn Fromen, trusting Amillo, will delete on Bjorn's request or fix it so he's pleased receiving proper credit/email/other. Credited best I knew how from defunct magazine and organization.).
May 28, 2004
Toiling Song for Young Dwarves by Arathorn-(V). Originally written for the Valar Guild's role-playing story "Scouting Ahead" on the Forum.
Working from secondary computer, hoping shop will
actually fix the primary comp this time.
Worked on Author List: made navigation, links to author pages.
Made Title List page, made navigation.
Character List, made navigation.
Worked on Author pages, changed format: Each of these authors now has all poems listed on separate pages:
Alawa, Arathorn, Balin-ex, Celegorm-ex, Dreamlord, Elatan, Elros-ex, Elwing, Eru, Finrod
April 16, 2004
Removed pure translations from the Poetry page and put them in the Languages page.
April 15, 2004
More work done on giving each poem an individual page, with navigation by author, title, character. It's going slowly, many projects running at once eating spare time, but it's happening.
March 30, 2004
"What's New on the Poetry Page?" added.
March 19, 2004
The Ruinous Thoughts of the Orc Master by Manik Raina-(T)