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latando angaina 06-13-2002 02:24 PM

<font color="red"><marquee>yeh, that's absolutely correct. you serve [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] </marquee>

Joy 06-13-2002 02:30 PM

Thank you [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]


In western lands beneath the sun
the flowers my rise in Spring,
the trees may bud, the waters fun,
the merry finches sing.
Or there maybe 'tis cloudless night
and swaying beeched bear
the Elven-stars as jewels white
amid their branching hair.

Though here at journey's end I lie
in darkness buried deep,
beyond all towers strong and high
beyond all mountians steep,
above all showdows rides the Sun
and Stars for ever dwell:
I will not say the Day is done
nor bid the Stars farewell.

merlilot 06-25-2002 11:17 AM

Why is it whenever I go to a thread either all the quotes have been answered or I haven't read the book it is from? I am cursed.

Joy 06-25-2002 11:46 AM

Merlilot, It is from LotR. I won't say which book yet. I'll give you two days,then I'll tell you which book.

merlilot 06-26-2002 02:31 PM

oops. Didn't realize there was another page. Believe me, I know that one. It's Sam's Song, which he sings in the Tower of Cirith Ungol as he gives up on ever finding Frodo. I have this one memorized. ...Beyond all towers strong and high, beyond all mountains steep, above all shadows rides the sun, blablabla... [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

Joy 06-26-2002 11:16 PM

Yep, you're right merlilot

merlilot 06-27-2002 09:37 AM

OK, here ya go...


Who now shall refill the cup for me?
Yes it is a poem...I am being Wicked! Tricksy! False! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

Joy 06-27-2002 04:40 PM

That is too easy! Si man i yulma nin equantuva? [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] That is Galadriel from the "Lament of Galadriel" also called Namarië.

[ June 27, 2002: Message edited by: Joy ]

merlilot 06-28-2002 10:24 AM

Yup. Man....I just can't fool you guys!

Joy 09-20-2002 02:49 PM

Sorry, lost this thread and left the board for a time.


Farewell sweet earth and northern sky,
forever blest, since here did lie
and here with lissom limbs did run
beneath the Moon, beneath the Sun......
[ September 20, 2002: Message edited by: Joy ]

Glorfinniel the Lost 09-20-2002 09:55 PM

Is it part of Beren's "Farewell" song to the world, from the Lay of Leithan?

[ September 20, 2002: Message edited by: Glorfinniel the Lost ]

Joy 09-21-2002 10:41 AM

Yes it is, though that part of the Lay is in the Silmarillion.

Your turn.

Glorfinniel the Lost 09-23-2002 12:21 AM

Who says this, and to whom?

"Then whither go ye, boatmen fair, down the river gliding? To twilight and to secret lair in the great forest hiding? To Northern isles and shores of stone on strong swans flying, by cold waves to dwell alone with the white gulls crying?"

merlilot 09-23-2002 06:34 PM

Is that part of the song that Aragorn and Legolas sing when they send Boromir down the River?

Joy 09-23-2002 07:39 PM

It sounds like something from UT, though I have only read part of it.

It reminds me of the compainions of Eärendil that accompianied him to Valinor when he sought the aid of the Valar for Middle Earth. I just wish that I could remember their names.

Edit:::: Just did a little search - [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

It is part of the Last Ship from the Tolkien Reader. It is Firiel's Song as the Elves seeking Elvenhome.


Nay!' they answered. 'Far away
on the last road faring,
leaving western havens grey,
the seas of shadow daring,
we go back to Elvenhome,
where the White Tree is growing,
and the Star shines upon the foam
on the last shore flowing.

'To mortal fields say farewell,
Middle-earth forsaking!
In Elvenhome a clear bell
in the high tower is shaking.
Here grass fades and leaves fall,
and sun and moon wither,
and we have heard the far call
that bids us journey thither'.
[ September 23, 2002: Message edited by: Joy ]

Glorfinniel the Lost 09-25-2002 02:04 AM

Right you are Joy! I was hoping no one had read the poem but anyway, your turn. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

Joy 09-29-2002 01:11 PM

Okay - where is this from and who is it concerning??

"Wilt thou leran the lore that was long secret"

Glorfinniel the Lost 10-01-2002 01:48 AM

Pure luck I read this chapter earlier [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
Anyway, this is part of a poem from the chapter entitled "The Istari" from Unfinished Tales and concerns The Istari and Manwë and Varda's concerns about the future of ME.

HerenIstarion 10-01-2002 03:26 AM

forgive me if I meddle in your affairs [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img], but, since I deem Glorifinniel is right, I'll post the verse in full (I like it much):

Will thou learn the lore /that was long secret
of the Five that came
/ from a far country?
One only returned.
/ Others never again
under Men's dominion
/ Middle-earth shall seek
until Dagor Dagorath
/ and the Doom cometh.
How hast thou heard it:
/ the hidden counsel
of the Lord of the West
/ in the land of Aman?
The long roads are lost
/ that led thither,
and to mortal Men
/ Manwë speaks not.
From the West–that–was
/ a wind bore it
to the sleeper's ear,
/ in the silences
under night-shadow,
/ when news is brought
from lands forgotten
/ and lost ages
over seas of years
/ to the searching thought.
Not all are forgotten
/ by the Elder King.
Sauron he saw
/ at a slow menace ....

Joy 10-01-2002 10:37 AM

Muy Bueno, Glorfiniel and HI!

merlilot 10-01-2002 03:14 PM

I don't think that will do much good if they are not Spanish (which I doubt).

Glorfinniel the Lost 10-05-2002 04:55 AM

I'll take that as something good Joy [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

Which book is this from and who(or what) does it concern?


In the twilight by the river on a hollow thing of shell He made immortal music, till my heart beneath his spell Was broken in the twilight, and the meadows faded dim To great grey waters heaving round the rocks where sea-birds swim.
[ October 05, 2002: Message edited by: Glorfinniel the Lost ]

Legolas 10-06-2002 10:22 PM


The Shaping of Middle-earth (HoME IV)

HerenIstarion 10-09-2002 12:24 AM

you take it as something "very good", Glorfinniel :)

BTW, answer is given

Legolas 10-09-2002 08:04 AM


Beneath the Moon and under star
he wandered far from northern strands,
bewildered on enchanted ways
beyond the days of mortal lands.
Who, where, and about what?

HerenIstarion 10-11-2002 06:00 AM

Bilbo's Lay of Eärendil, Imladris, Fall 3018 TA

HerenIstarion 10-11-2002 06:07 AM

BTW, just memo om general guidelines: one usually waits for a confirmation of previous qustion poser to proceed. Usual time of waiting - one week (at least) (Not that I suspect your answer of being incorrect, Legalos)

Sorry if it was I to tempt you, my remark (answer is given) was addressed to Glorfinniel the Lost to urge his confirmation

Glorfinniel the Lost 10-12-2002 01:03 AM

Sorry about that Legalos [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] You are correct!
Thank you for the reminder HI.

[ October 12, 2002: Message edited by: Glorfinniel the Lost ]

Legolas 10-14-2002 09:50 AM

I though you meant "[correct] answer is given" and since you started the thread, I presumed you to be king of it. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

Thanks, Glorf...

HI, you're correct. Go on.

HerenIstarion 11-11-2002 05:46 AM

Nay, I am not. General rules for everybody.

Well, since that's settled:


'Go home, go home
'I never invited you

Dúnethalath Taurendor 11-11-2002 05:51 AM

Bilbo, I think

HerenIstarion 11-11-2002 06:13 AM

Nay, he was more polite :)
BTW, welcome to the Downs

Dúnethalath Taurendor 11-11-2002 06:19 AM

Well, in that case, I don't remember...

-Imrahil- 11-27-2002 08:01 PM

Throw us a hint?

HerenIstarion 11-28-2002 03:48 AM

That was sang by a person whose looks were horrible, but heart was golden...

HerenIstarion 05-21-2004 04:39 AM

More than an year since, yet still:

That was said (sung) by non-human to quite a number of hobbits, but not elf, nor dwarf, nor ent or eagle he was, neither balrog or ork or goblin or warg but... guess who's omitted?

Guinevere 05-28-2004 02:14 PM

It is the lonely troll in "Perry- the- Winkle"

(I couldn't resist answering that one. But I won't be able to find a new quote that is a challenge for you HerenIstarion! ;) )

HerenIstarion 05-28-2004 02:55 PM

Yes, that's him

As for the 'that is a challenge for you', thats remains to be seen :)

Take it over :)

Guinevere 05-30-2004 01:22 PM

Well, I will do my best... ;)

And launching his bark like a silver spark
From the golden-fading sand.
Down the sunlit breath of Day's fiery death
He sped from Westerland.

Mithalwen 05-31-2004 11:41 AM

The man in the moon?

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