Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Time to reveal the inner nerd...

The unstable brewmeister has stirred a memory in me... and now I will recite a poem I wrote a few years ago.

I am not ashamed to admit that I am a Tolkien geek. And I only use the term to help others relate to how I feel about the subject... I don't personally feel it is a nerdy thing to appreciate the greatest work of fantasy in recent history, but anyway.

This is in reference to the mallorn leaf shaped brooches Galadriel gave to each of the Fellowship members in the book 'Fellowship of the Ring'.
'The Leaves of Lorien'

Once there were eight leaves of Lorien,
One drifted over the falls;
One was cast down by the wayside and found,
One went to Isengard's walls;
Two went in fear to the darkening east,
Whilst three hasted westward to war;
Each year the leaves of Lothlorien fall,
But seldom its leaves fall so far.


The Unabashed Blogger said... should probably keep that to yourself. People at work may start asking you for your lunch money.

The Irascible Neufonzola said...

There once was a man from Nantu....*AHEM* umm never mind!

Nice poem. So you were one of those few that did not hastily skim past the 700 pages of song and verse Tolkien inflicted upon his readers throughout the LotR books?

The Angry Coder said...

This goes way beyond just being a geek. Now, about that lunch money...

Percussivity said...

You merely encourage me to post more poetry... I have an entire collection of Tolkien riddles (most of which are poems as well) I wrote during the filming stage of the three movies. The anticipation drove me to release some creativity on the subject.

Anonymous said...

I wandered over here by following your link (your revelation was no surprise to me ;-) ). I enjoyed your poem a lot. A nice way to tie together and summarize several story threads with a common symbol.

Aunt Dora

Percussivity said...

Glad you liked it Dora.