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Re: Antique Lyrics of Arda
« Antwort #1095 am: 4. Jan 2019, 23:15 »
APT FOR A WIZARD



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Tell me the tale of the sage,
Wandering thither where beasts roar,
Traveller in old guise avoiding rage
And all vicious broods which at night soar.

Apt for a wizard is mild temper,
Away from power and fame,
Which are loathsome vile tempter;
What often covet proud sire and vain dame.

Treads the sorcerer far and wide
Ways of mystery and riddle,
Attending dwarf-halls into the mountain side,
Or the Elven court within the Lady's girdle.

Another one glories in the pride of Men,
Locked in his black tower,
Wherein nought disturb can,
Circled by tended meadow and flower.

A lesser one resides amidst green and wild field,
Aiding the dwellers of the thick wood,
So queer for his magic guild,
Making potions cheering mood.

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Re: Antique Lyrics of Arda
« Antwort #1096 am: 6. Jan 2019, 11:53 »
PRAYER FOR MANWË



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I pray thee, my Lord,
Nought cannot do thy word
And thy gaze commanding storms,
Provider of good fortune or woeful swarms.

I worship thee, sat on the height
Of the whole world, potent and might,
Sire of winds, breeze and gale,
Leader of clouds, to thy realm Immortals sail.

King of Arda, sovereign of the Blessed Domain,
Where none wither, decay nor wane,
Within thy Evergreen Fields thou dost
Wonder and prodigy, being victor of evil by conquest and blast.

I would I were to reach
Such merciful monarch, heavens I then beseech!
Beside the highest Power
Whom all revere, who merry dwelleth atop the ever-white tower.

Ruler of law and wisdom,
Magnanimous regent in his hallowed kingdom,
Saviour of Good, enforcing order
For the earth of which thou wast moulder.

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Re: Antique Lyrics of Arda
« Antwort #1097 am: 7. Jan 2019, 13:48 »
O SPLENDID NOON



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O splendid Noon,
Marred and ended soon,
O Two Trees of ancient light,
Evil brought such horror-night.

The Evergreen Fields were all bright
Within the merry country of those Lords of might;
Behind the Wall, beheld Elves the holy flare
Of hallowed deeds, sealed in ever-lasting glare.

Immortal in memory, forever in mind to bear,
When the high Powers offered shelter and care.
Ere ruin the Lit Earldom befell,
Laying bare sacred fountains of Varda's well.

In harmony Immortals used to dwell
Afore the coming of despair and hell,
Whose bearer had allied with sleepless doom,
A pit of monsters was her womb.

Long she awaited in Aman, whither just gleams would loom
And soar, albeit hidden land of dark and fume,
Driven out were devils, as all portended bad,
Wonder was struck by venom, alas, and thenceforth lay dead.

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Re: Antique Lyrics of Arda
« Antwort #1098 am: 8. Jan 2019, 16:17 »
THE COVERED, THE UNVEILED



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What stays covered shall be unveiled
For the sake of whole mankind,
Whose losses we wailed,
Letting sorrow enter mind.

A riddle in the dark,
Obscure, secret and stark
As mystery hidden in tales,
Which folks attempt to tell and fail.

Peradventure, the answer might lie
Where old papers they store and pile,
A wanderer may come, whilst passing by,
A foray into the past for short while.

The unlucky king bequeathed wise word
To those who battle the Dark Lord,
Requiring advice and counsel
To rescue the country of valiant knight and fair damsel.

The key is vile cursed gold, so the sage has felt,
Forged inside the realm of no green and meadow,
Which common craft may not melt,
But in the desolate Land of Shadow.

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Re: Antique Lyrics of Arda
« Antwort #1099 am: 9. Jan 2019, 16:50 »
IN DEPTH



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Down, in the depth of the world,
Where flames burn and reside,
Wherein rock gets bare and bald.

Home to dark and wide
Abysses and cave,
Beneath the old mountain side.

Woes their way into pave
And then mourns the dwarf-lord;
The glorious crown his people could not save.

Stories of spear and sword,
Armed with shield and blade
To sing gallant epic and chord.

Ill-fated, so was the mine to fade
Away from record, as rumour maze;
Adieu to land and riche the sire bade.

Shall Durin's son himself abase?
For his stone-hard that sank in greed
And welcomed dearly the grievous case.

Off fire and ashes the short folks feed,
Amidst suffering and grief;
Evil will have sown another fell seed.

Tragedy befell the lively green leaf
Of their lineage of yore,
Seers told that triumph shall be an uncommon thief.

Ravens shall again soar
Whither all other birds head,
Once the lonely kingdom returns as it was afore.

Bards shall tell happy, instead of grim said,
Rejoicing at good news
For the honour of those lying lifeless dead.

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Re: Antique Lyrics of Arda
« Antwort #1100 am: 10. Jan 2019, 16:58 »
PRIMAEVAL CLASH



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Before the first dawn of light and star,
Tale of past, riddled afar
In the memory of the Bright,
Who once abode in fairness and might,
There, where time is not,
There, one primaeval clash was fought
Among faithful and rebels,
Betwixt high angels and foul devils.
Thou sure knowest that Good was to prevail
Over wicked fiends that ever are bound to fail.

Potent Vala, who always just doth,
Whose vile foes survive not his wrath,
Pain and sorrows sparked the ancient battle,
For grave treachery in peace they could not settle;
For love and dear sake of the One's true will,
Which ever giveth warm instead of deadly chill.
The Sole Almighty whom none shall defy,
Lest gracious wings be hewn
And become fell claws beneath ghoulish night and moon,
As upon Powers in Heaven was bestowed the right to rule,
But as emissaries of radiance, and not deceiver of fool.

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Re: Antique Lyrics of Arda
« Antwort #1101 am: 11. Jan 2019, 18:05 »
I AM THAT I AM



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I am that I am,
Dearest to thee
As to shepherd dear is lamb,
Whom some not see.

The Giver of life
And pain mingled with strife;
Yet, ill is equally plan
To fight off foes and evil ban.

Thou, hearken to holy words!
The Powers ever speak just,
Within the bliss of the Western Lords
Lieth fire which fiends shall crush into dust.

Thou art to beg and pray
So next ages of ruin not say,
And at night shalt thou behold
How Heavens are mightier thousandfold.

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Re: Antique Lyrics of Arda
« Antwort #1102 am: 12. Jan 2019, 19:27 »
CRYSTAL-HILL



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Upon the Crystal-Hill of valour and gem
Whence just happy chants stem,
Here lies a seat of power;
Of heroes who filth ever scour.

Kneel, you that came later!
Bow, before the wise king, his lovely sons and golden daughter.
The keeper of the towering belfry,
Making music of truth and never of lie.

Stairs and ways wreathed in dust,
Of glittering jewel waking human lust,
Though greed is not among the High
And amidst their serfs that swim and fly.

A former ruler was father of all,
Governing arts and disputes within the adamant wall;
Unto the time of horrendous task
Into the Holy Shire, whitherto had not fallen dusk.

An assembly was called,
In which sires and ladies stood bold
Against the sudden night,
Foreshadowing bloody story and further plight.

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Re: Antique Lyrics of Arda
« Antwort #1103 am: 13. Jan 2019, 20:34 »
THE WIZARD'S FORT



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Ahead of us once lay
The wizard's fort and its grey way,
Choked by vapour and fumes,
On watching stars and reading runes
The white mage had grown so keen,
Ere towards schemes his mind was to lean;
When fine garden became putrid sight,
Spent by venom and blight,
As the guard turned into foe
And plunged his merry dwelling such low.

Accustomed to justness and beauty
For the reach of order and duty,
The black pinnacle was then twisted for worse
Without some regret and remorse;
Spells and curses to kill
The gentle yeoman's will,
And shroud the horse-shires with dread
That to sheer folly would have led,
If not for the coming of hope
Which gave vigour to fight on open field and in fortified slope.

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Re: Antique Lyrics of Arda
« Antwort #1104 am: 15. Jan 2019, 14:24 »
THE FIELD'S SLUMBER



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Too long have fields been trapped in slumber
And all seemed quiet and far calmer
Than harsh seasons and pending doom,
But Rohan's fine youth rests now in flowered green tomb.

The fence they took down and tore
Apart, and enemies not just woes bore,
For a fiendish charm had made its way
To the royal court in its greyest day.

My king, glorious throne was then for you chains
That ever bind the weak, left at the mercy of banes;
Your mind bewitched as dreary cage
As the rogue wizard no-quarter war chose to wage.

So villages burnt and cried
Desperate help, while misfortune was soon to spread wide;
Huts and shacks were fire's prey,
Which flames feast on fain, during red-moon or pale ray.

Horse-lord, we crave one to come,
To banish hence foolish and dumb,
To revive an olden soul in need
And let the sire to battle his riders lead!

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Re: Antique Lyrics of Arda
« Antwort #1105 am: 16. Jan 2019, 16:18 »
HITHER-TALES



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I shall sing marvel of the ancient dawn,
When flags were waved and sword was drawn
To battle fangs and claws,
For great virtue of Elven laws.

I shall tell the gore-stained fight,
From darkest pit to snowy height,
Such a goodly amount of deeds!
Hearken, my fond listener, for wiseman past counsel ever heeds.

Grand birds watching over pass,
Guarding the gate to hidden realms or vivid grass;
They say, malice abides in the uncanny North
Whence swarms of nightmares try to sally forth.

For long shall the exiled immortal suffer
The shameful oath which mouths had dared utter,
Harbinger of miserable destiny
That rendered worse treason and mutiny.

Thus, we wherefore speak of 'hither-tales',
Remedy is of no use and so fails
When ill is such that tyrants reign
Amidst countless sorrows and horrific strain.

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Re: Antique Lyrics of Arda
« Antwort #1106 am: 17. Jan 2019, 18:03 »
LORD OF GIFTS



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Thus came a strange sire,
Who molten gold could rule with fire,
Wandering hither and thither across the wild
And conducting his manners quiet and mild.

He said this earth deserved better,
For beauty never ought to scatter
Throughout sea and land,
Or meandering grinding ice and scorching sand.

He vowed to make the world fair anew,
By means of prodigy, so the sword he not drew;
Friends the stranger found in smiths
Who are wise of ancient skills we tell in myths.

Grand labouring of forging began,
Transfusing fantasy into being, as knows no man,
Until magic Rings were carved from ore
And their crafting meant thereafter war.

Yet, three artefacts managed to escape tainting,
Drawn in secret from sacred gems, as was the craftsman's wanting,
Borne then by old keeper, mighty king and miraculous fairy;
Three Rings to shield from decay and console the weary.

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Re: Antique Lyrics of Arda
« Antwort #1107 am: 18. Jan 2019, 21:05 »
IN A HOLE IN THE GROUND



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There lives a Hobbit,
In a hole in the ground,
Fond of delicate wine and tasty rabbit
Which easily he finds around
His green, warm home,
Lit by candles and tales of yore,
A vault in the hill, a soil-dome
Where folks gladly recall what was afore;
One is house of gentle friend
To wary dwarf and fey mage,
Who wrong much likes to mend
And of his story write the page.
To travel the untrodden eastern ways
He did not expect,
And even less to partake in epic lays,
In which his mind often was correct;
So good can the tiny half-man do,
Bearer of toil and fatigue,
Who peril dared and upon Eagles flew
Beside the reborn king and his Dwarven league.

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Re: Antique Lyrics of Arda
« Antwort #1108 am: 19. Jan 2019, 22:56 »
FOOTSTEPS OF DOOM



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Your coming to us is as the footsteps of doom,
As spectral apparitions that swift loom
All over the merry Lady's domain,
Which time is said to defy and malaise to drain.

What dost thou bring hither, toiled guest,
But relentless malice, core of your quest?
Here shall you find that the door rests shut
To vice and pain, and to the peasant residing in poor hut.

This is the golden realm of the White Dame
Whom many speak of in legend, renown and fame;
Alas, the unwise know not how within the tree-kingdom all fares
Bethinking themselves that its ruler must be a witch plotting snares.

Fate has decreed that your fellowship may enter
The land that of Elvendom is centre,
After the wizard's fall in the dark
Which the final turn of the tide is to mark.

Indeed, you lost precious and brave guide
That ever has stood on your side,
Yet, what to eye seems might deceive one's sight,
And sorrowful grey shall rise in hallowed white.
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Re: Antique Lyrics of Arda
« Antwort #1109 am: 21. Jan 2019, 11:59 »
FLAMING DEEP AND BLUE ABYSS



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Down the mere ground,
Neath the earth where is no sound,
Below the unknown deep,
Into the under a leap.

Here slumber flames that ever burn
About whose mystery only the wise learn,
By means of lost record and forbidden book,
Greatly craved in desirous look.

I even long to tell the sea's beauty,
Which is a minstrel's prime and foremost duty,
For no secret is better kept but in the blue
That is sadly loved by so few.

Where shall the tide lead the knot,
If unwary mariners heed not
Words of caution from the abyss,
In the attempt of reaching perennial bliss?

Listen to the ocean's voice,
Thou who hast free choice
Of voyaging waves through,
As thou deemest due.