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(Art) National Poetry Month!

22nd April 2013 (13:43)

A couple of times in the dim and distant past, (2007 and 2009, to be exact) I created image collages of two of my favourite poems, in honour of National Poetry Month. Even though I'm pretty sure the 'nation' in question isn't my own nation.

Since I'm currently working on the Chibi History of Middle Earth, and was reminded that it's National Poetry Month once again, I thought I'd do another image collage, but this time of my favourite Tolkien poem - 'Beren's Farewell' from the Silmarillion. Which also, coincidentally, features my favourite Tolkien character:



(Which does lead me to wonder who would win in a fight; Willow Rosenberg or Lúthien Thingol's daughter...)

Anyway, here it is. Behind a cut (apart from the intro) since it's huge.




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Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 22nd April 2013 12:48 (UTC)

A couple of notes:

The first image is beech trees, chosen deliberately because Lúthien's homeland of Doriath was dominated by a beech forest. The later picture of a shattered forest is a famous photo from the First World War, though it's actually of Ypres rather than the Somme where Tolkien himself served.

I worked out that he wrote this poem in 1930 based on the HoME books. :) It's part of a much longer work he never finished.

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: 22nd April 2013 17:17 (UTC)
Misty trees

The photos are just right for the poem - and I do think I might even get to like Luthien this time around, if she looks like that!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 22nd April 2013 18:15 (UTC)

Thanks! I like Lúthien, but then I like Willow too, and there's probably a theme there (that revolves around "having powerful enough magic to challenge Hellgods, although not actually beat them).

Posted by: none of the above (frogfarm)
Posted at: 22nd April 2013 20:11 (UTC)
alyson hannigan young harry potter

I have been informed
National Poetry Month
Is this April...fuck.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 22nd April 2013 20:59 (UTC)

Well done! Your haiku even includes a reference to the season or time of year. Most people forget that part. :)

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