English poetry

Poems in English

One Ring

Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul, Ash nazg thrakutulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul. Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, […]

All Ye Joyful

Sing all ye joyful, now sing all together! The wind’s in the tree-top, the wind’s in the heather; The stars […]

Bregalad’s Lament

O Orofarne, Lassemista, Carnimirie! O rowan fair, upon your hair how white the blossom lay! O rowan mine, I saw […]

Lament for Eorl the Young

Where now is the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing? Where is the helm and […]

Nimrodel

An Elven-maid there was of old, A shining star by day. Her mantle white was hemmed with gold, Her shoes […]

Cat

The fat cat on the mat May seem to dream Of nice mice that suffice For him, or cream; But […]

All Woods Must Fail

O! Wanderers in the shadowed land Despair not! For though dark they stand, All woods there be must end at […]

Durin

The world was young, the mountains green, No stain yet on the Moon was seen, No words were laid on […]

Tinuviel

The leaves were long, the grass was green, The hemlock-umbels tall and fair, And in the glade a light was […]

One White Tree

Tall ships and tall kings Three times three. What brought they from the foundered land Over the flowing sea? Seven […]

Lebennin

Silver flow the streams from Colos to Erui In the green fields of Lebennin! Tall grows the grass there. In […]

Sing All Ye People!

Sing now, ye people of the Tower of Anor, For the Realm of Sauron is ended for ever, And the […]

Bath-Song

Sing hey! For the bath at close of day That washes the weary mud away A loon is he that […]

I Sit and Think

I sit beside the fire and think Of all that I have seen, Of meadow-flowers and butterflies In summers that […]

O! Where Are You Going?

O! What are you doing, And where are you going? Your ponies need shoeing! The River is flowing! O! Tra-la-la-lally […]

Theoden’s Fall

We heard of the horns in the hills ringing, The swords shining in the South-kingdom. Steeds went striding to the […]

To the Bottle I Go

Ho! Ho! Ho! To the bottle I go To heal my heart and drown my woe. Rain may fall and […]

Lament for Boromir

Through Rohan over fen and field where the long grass grows, The West Wind comes walking, and about the walls […]

Gil-galad

Gil-galad was an Elven-king. Of him the harpers sadly sing: The last whose realm was fair and free Between the […]

Roads Go Ever On

Roads go ever ever on, Over rock and under tree, By caves where never sun has shone, By streams that […]

The Sea

To the Sea, to the Sea! The white gulls are crying, The wind is blowing, and the white foam is […]

Gandalf’s Song of Lorien

In Dwimordene, in Lorien Seldom have walked the feet of men, Few mortal eyes have seen the light That lies […]

Finrod’s Song

He chanted a song of wizardry, Of piercing, opening, of treachery, Revealing, uncovering, betraying. Then sudden Felagund there swaying Sang […]

Seasons

In the willow-meads of Tasarinan I walked in the Spring. Ah! The sight and smell of the Spring in Nantasarion! […]

The King

The King beneath the mountains, The King of carven stone, The lord of silver fountains, Shall come into his own! […]

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