What's New on the Poetry Page?

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Oct. 4, 2020
    by Varda-(Valar)
        "Ships that Sail". Written for the 23rd Anniversary of the Valar Guild.

Nov. 8, 2017
    by Xiuqi-(T)
       "T�rin Turambar"

Nov. 3, 2017
    by Xiuqi-(T):
       "Black Sword"

Oct. 16, 2017
    by Xiuqi-(T), our newest Tolkien member with this first entry.

Sept. 29, 2017
    by Varda-(Valar)
       "Baggage". Written for the 20th Anniversary of the Valar Guild.

March 27, 2017
    by Arien-(Valar):
       "Kiera's Desire"

Oct. 8, 2015
    by Marigold-(V):
       "Frodo Baggins"

Oct. 6, 2014
    by Varda-(Valar):
       "Light and Dark". Written for the 16th Anniversary of the Valar Guild.

April 16, 2013
    By Luthien-(T):
        "Chiril Vith: The Grey Lady (Nienna)". Original poem in Sindarin for meter and rhyme, then translated into English.. Artwork goes with it, intended to be sent to us in the future.
        "A Elbereth r�n elenath / Oh Star-Lady, Queen of the Heavens". Original poem in Sindarin for meter and rhyme, then translated into English, plus original artwork.

Feb. 7, 2013
    By Peregrin-(V) aka Pippin-(V) for LotRO Gaming Poetry:
       "The Burglar They Call Penny" concerning a Burglar named Penny.

Feb. 2, 2013
    By Hoegard Harfoot for LotRO Gaming Poetry:
       "Idyllic Alliterations for the Green Dragon"

Feb. 1, 2013
    By Hoegard Harfoot for LotRO Gaming Poetry:
       "The Dragon Fight"
       "Ode to a Berry Tart"
       "The Green on Bullroarer's Day"
       "The Bullroarer's Day Race"

Jan. 31. 2013
    By Hoegard Harfoot:

    By Hoegard Harftoot under both Poetry and LotRO Gaming Poetry:
       "Ode to the Roast of Heroes"

Jan. 29, 2013
    By Hoegard Harfoot, suitable for both the Tolkien-inspired and gaming poetry sections:
       "The Fearless Helm"

Jan. 28, 2013
    By Hoegard Harfoot:
       "In Rohan Green"

    By Hoegard Harfoot for LotRO gaming:
       "Hoegard's Guardian Song" based on To the Bottle I Go.

Jan. 27, 2013
    By Hoegard Harfoot:
       "Mushrooms in the Pie" (also under LotRO gaming poetry as a Burglar.)
       "Oathbound" The Oath-breakers of the Dimrill Dale, and oaths.
       "The Dwarf Smith's Gift" Weapons and armor made by dwarven smiths.
       "Brave and Bold" "May all your roads through the darkness be short ones"
       "All Battles End"

    By Hoegard Harfoot for LotRO gaming poetry:
       "Mushrooms in the Pie" Burgling Farmer Maggot may not be a good idea. (Also under Tolkien-inspired poetry)
       "Thaurlach's Bane" fight against the balrog Thaurlach.
       "The Warden's Way" the Warden class.
       "The Valentine Day's Feast" Valentine's Day with a tip of the chef's hat to Cooks.
       "The Guardian's Way" the Guardian class.
       "The Hunter's Way" the Hunter class.
       "The Forgotten Inn" the inn of the Lone-lands.

Jan. 21, 2013
    Separate author's pages for such work as Lord of the Rings Online game-inspired poetry are now included. Any poetry not strictly Middle-earth will be so marked and on a different page to prevent reader confusion, yet we will also be able to provide an outlet for our Tolkien-inspired gaming.  Some items work for both sections and will be linked in both locations.

    By Hoegard Harfoot for Lord of the Rings Online (LotRO) gaming poetry:
       "Alliterative A.B.C�s of Fashion"
       "The Harvest Festival"
       "The Minstrel's Monument" (also under Tolkien-inspired poetry).

Jan. 20, 2013
    By Hoegard Harfoot:
        "The Horse Banner"
        "Rohan Green"
        "Time for Tea"
        "The Journey"
        "The Minstrel's Monument"
        "Time for a Pipe"

Oct. 3, 2012
    "The Fall of Smaug" by Arien-(Valar)

Sept. 11, 2011
    By Firiel-(T):
       The Stars of Ilmen
       As For Me!
       At Twilight's Fall
       Maeglin's Cry

Sept. 10, 2011
    Tar-M�riel by Naomi-(T)

July 22, 2011
    Evendim by Luthien-(T).

June 6, 2011
    C�m-nan-Arasaith: The Mound of Avarice by Firiel-(T). This poem tells of "the burying-place of the slain dwarves who fell at Sarn Athrad after Beren's vengeance."
    The Death of Turamarth by Firiel-(T)
    The Songs of Heaven by Firiel-(T)

May 29, 2011
    Beren Watches L�thien Dancing by Firiel-(T). On May 30, 2011 the title changed to "An Eye Unseen".

May 18, 2011
    The Winning of L�thien by Firiel-(T).
    Firiel's Tombstone Inscription by Firiel-(T).
    Firiel by Firiel-(T).
May 14, 2011
    The Isle of Th� by Firiel-(T), a new author to our site. "Beren and L�thien's conflict with Thu (Sauron) at Tol-in-Gaurhoth."

Jan. 27, 2011
    The White Returns by He that Walks Unseen-(T). Gandalf becomes the White.

Jan. 23, 2011
    Song of the Moon and Melian. Poem, Sindarin translation, and illustration by Luthien-(T).

March 28, 2010
    My Immortal by Alcardilme-(T). Faramir's lament for Boromir.

Feb. 21, 2010
    Fall of the Similaril by Peregrin-(V). The end of the elves.

Feb. 2010
    Due to a change in computers and flash drives used to store the backup for the Poetry Site, some of the site may have reverted or may in the future revert to an older version. For instance, this page only showed information up to 2007, but was caught before being uploaded. The characters, authors, and titles pages may not have been so fortunate. Please email Varda if you spot a problem.

June 25, 2009
Telerilindal�: The Lay of the Last
by Arth-(T). This link goes to his Blogspot including his own vocals, keyboarding, and lyrics for the first part of his poem.

April 26, 2009
    Middle-earth Haiku
by Indis-(V):
        Cerin Amroth
        Foray into Dunland

Dec. 15, 2008
    To My Mother by Luthien-(T)
       Original poem, written in both Sindarin and English,  in honor of the author's mother's birthday and presented as a Christmas offering for the Valar Guild.

Feb. 21, 2008
    Burning Your Bridges by Branwyn-(T).
        Faramir and Boromir leave Osgiliath. Written for the �Surface� challenge at Tolkien_weekly. A 100 word drabble that crossed the line into poetry.

Feb. 10, 2008

  Nan Curunir:
    By Marc Fawcett aka Glorfindel-(V).
    Feb. 9, 2008
    Lyrics to his mp3 instrumental and voice. mp3 included.
    Saruman in the Wizard's Vale.

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.).
    Finished: Jerra

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)

March 16, 2004
Downfall of Darkness Commences by Manik Raina-(T)