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Autor Thema: Dismay and Sorrow  (Gelesen 1754 mal)

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Re: Dismay and Sorrow
« Antwort #15 am: 16. Mär 2018, 21:10 »
The curse



Yonder, past the valley,
Out of the walls of paradise, led by grudge and folly,
Chained to sorrow, pitying the fate of our craft-mastering race,
Our King demands revenge, chasing the Foe and daring his foul mace,
We saw not, that eerie wraith,
Along the coast, defying the raging sea and our prideful faith,
The uncanny spirit spoke a terrible curse,
Binding our future, fouler than death and even worse.

''Proud Noldo, seeking command, thou shalt suffer for staining the immaculate ways of Aman with innocent blood,
Of thy very immortal brethren, thus challenging the law of Light, in the vain attempt to halt of time the unstoppable flood.''
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Re: Dismay and Sorrow
« Antwort #16 am: 1. Apr 2018, 01:55 »
A SILLY JEST



Nay, today shan't be a day of grief,
Blood will not stain neither ground nor springing leaf,
Let swords be silenced, to enjoy the rest,
Darling, be thou Elf, Man or Dwarf, well-speak such solace and fancy this silly jest.
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Re: Dismay and Sorrow
« Antwort #17 am: 5. Apr 2018, 13:07 »
FLEE THESE SHORES



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Flee these shores, gallant minstrel,
Thy time is up and certain,
To abandon the sad shires of our present plight,
Thither wilt thou head, whither kindred souls await thee,
Fly, fine singer, there is no place left in this dim world,
For such fairness of heart, vanquished through murder and torture,
Though, the evil sorcerer shall see no victory,
At the end of the tale, when all clearer is to be made,
Thy sacrifice shall live in the ages ahead,
Unbroken alliance between the two races of God.
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Re: Dismay and Sorrow
« Antwort #18 am: 9. Apr 2018, 14:40 »
AWAITING A BRIGHTER DAY



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Awaiting a brighter day,
Just ending must there be in the lay,
The pious soul in feast,
Vanquished the foul and slain the beast.

A day of mourning, time of grief,
Pondering about triumph, when and if,
Nevertheless, the foe wails, in the abyss smitten,
More sorrow shall the reader read about, wet by tears and with blood written.
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Re: Dismay and Sorrow
« Antwort #19 am: 13. Apr 2018, 15:00 »
NORTHERN BANE



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Such is a tale of sheer horror,
Recalled not fain and telling terror,
Home to darkness and many woes,
Up, in the far North, there lieth the stronghold of our foes,
Its captives nought may do but wail,
Chained in the wicked fortress, tormented by the freezing gale,
Thou knowest, Elda, the Tyrant and his throne,
Whence shall he command ruin and death, vicious and lone,
Voices murmur of a fell weapon, hidden in the deepest lair,
Crafted with evil power, much gruesome a night-mare.
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Re: Dismay and Sorrow
« Antwort #20 am: 15. Apr 2018, 18:59 »
LONE WAIT



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Swift departs the grieving soul,
Whither? Voyaging past land, sea and the heaven as a whole,
Heading far yonder, where the Sun fades,
Away from sorrow, gore, pain and blades,
Immortal phantom, some time shall you rest,
Within the grey halls of the Judge, silent realm in the West,
For a new hope need be rekindled after so dark a plight,
Until time is proper, to be greeted by the Angels in light.
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Re: Dismay and Sorrow
« Antwort #21 am: 20. Apr 2018, 00:19 »
BARE BONES



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Painful the sight of ruin, scattered pieces of glory,
What was of the ruling realm of the North,
Home to valiant knights and no less gallant a king,
The king of Men, prime crown of Middle-earth,
Ice and snow were seldom nice companions through the passing years,
They knew the nightmare was somehow persisting still, hidden somewhere,
An ancient malaise, buried under the frosted peaks,
An evil kingdom, seeking the hour of uprising,
So far was the age of the first monarch of those boreal ends,
The faithful, the loyal, the kind-hearted fellow of the immortal brethren.

His life was spared from utter demise,
From the tragic fall of their nigh-omnipotent empire,
The five-pointed isle lay once in the middle of the broad ocean,
Every tide would bring their vessels hither and thither,
Ere they dared the unnamable, seditious and won by sheer ambition,
Northern bastion, behold the doom befallen!
Who shall ever deem oneself safe behind your marble?
Rebellion raided the common wealth of peace, until war broke you asunder,
Your vile foe was awaiting in silence,
Very little of the remnants could ever make the wanderer guess your lost might, unless foreign eyes be keen and through those sombre bare bones see.
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Re: Dismay and Sorrow
« Antwort #22 am: 23. Apr 2018, 14:06 »
BETRAYAL



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Finally, it betrayed his hand,
At wit's end, while seeking shelter,
In the cold and treacherous waters of the river,
Gloomy shores, abounding of sorrow,
It availed nothing, alas,
Malice had already plotted its early release,
From the firm finger of the poor king,
Whence the golden Ring slipped,
Giving way to the ruthless volley of the Orcs,
Leading a noble to his impious doom and our story to excruciating protraction.
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Re: Dismay and Sorrow
« Antwort #23 am: 26. Apr 2018, 19:07 »
THE BROKEN YOKE (I)



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Inside hell I found myself, trapped by rusty iron and fell fire,
Good Lords of the Sunset, I would I had not forsaken your merry shire,
An evil yoke keepeth me bowed and hopeless,
I have lost memory of fond friends, glorious sires and gentleness.

Good Lords, this my soul beggeth your pardon, conquered and weak,
Now is my blood running livid and thick,
End may be near, perhaps, and thus I send you the wish,
For a soon return to your realm, loose from chains and evil leash.



A heartfelt plea from a captive of Morgoth. A Noldo, caged in the horrible dungeons of Angband. Despite approaching death, he prays for the mercy of the Lords of the Sunset; the Archangels ruling over the lands lying in the westernmost continent (as the title says, where the sun sets and 'dies').

A brief grammatical note: 'I would I were...' is the archaic version of 'I wish I were...'.
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Re: Dismay and Sorrow
« Antwort #24 am: 27. Apr 2018, 19:21 »
THE BROKEN YOKE (II)



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Storms loom over the northern skies, I may sense,
Ensemble of hatred and tyranny, darker than hopeless nights and dense,
The Fell Vala shall shatter Arda's roots in rage,
Summoning his black vastness of slaves to assault the Good and war wage.
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Re: Dismay and Sorrow
« Antwort #25 am: 29. Apr 2018, 13:33 »
THE BROKEN YOKE (III)



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Quakes, tremors and rumbling thunder,
I feel the battle infuriating, tearing the fortunes of Beleriand asunder,
The Tyrant crieth his wrath in the abyss, an utter pillar of woes vowing to raise,
Then, horror is set loose from the depth of iron, releasing flames and evil blaze.
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Re: Dismay and Sorrow
« Antwort #26 am: 9. Mai 2018, 11:29 »
THE BROKEN YOKE (IV)



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Shock and thunder, unto the very root of the earth,
Signs of the last clash of all, for the sake of all which fighting is verily worth,
Sudden clamour from above, I sense,
Fire hath reached the vast halls of the sky, fiend-like and dense,
Then, a flying demon fell, whose ruin upon the volcano was smitten,
War was won, freeing our wailing lands, sorrow-ridden,
The Iron Gates bowed and broke before thee, celestial commander,
Chants of victory descend into the hopeless gaol of this age, and ever throughout those woeful pits they meander,
Friendly hands liberate the exhausted prison of my soul, reviving the spirit that my heart woke,
Undoing malevolent chains, vanquished heirlooms of this broken yoke.
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Re: Dismay and Sorrow
« Antwort #27 am: 12. Mai 2018, 16:28 »
OWED TO THE ELEMENTS



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Please, beg I thee, to disclose such tale of old,
Which minstrels fancy to adorn with words and jesters love to mould,
In the manner they believe proper and just,
Nay, thou wilt not fail the task.

It were a pleasure to hearken to the Jewels' own fate,
Cause of hell and despair to many folks of late,
It ended not well, as it in fact beginneth,
The prideful sire crieth triumph, his son about the shore mourneth.

The impious theft in the realm of joy,
Atavistic sin of all, whence only evil came to annoy,
Wars we fought, a whole continent fell,
Those gems owed to the elements eventually were, whose souls now keep them and perpetually shall.



The mentioned 'souls' of all world's elements are nothing more than the various physical forms which they assume in reality: fire, water and the infinite broadness of the heavens. As the lay goes, each blessed gem was indeed claimed by the elements of Arda and shall forever lie where it was lost. Not even the Archangels are said to dispose of the power to retrieve them. The Silmarils will then be kept hidden from the hands of the later dwellers of Middle-earth, either buried in the fires of the deep earth, sunk in the inaccessible depths of the oceans or carried by the Mariner and his vessel through the vast spaces of the sky.
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Re: Dismay and Sorrow
« Antwort #28 am: 17. Mai 2018, 22:32 »
LONE BEACON



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Peradventure wast thou told of the magnificent deeds of a one-time splendid sire,
Who became much glory and exciting songs of yore,
Aye, one of the Princes,
Crowned, then, High King and prime commander among the Noldor's ranks,
Kin of finest descent, he did wield the sword and met unlucky demise, in the likes of his gallant father,
For a duel took place in the midst of the crude battle,
Swarming legions of hell were never enough to bend whom the Two Trees had kissed with potency,
Potent was he, and mighty and otherworldly strong,
Alas, very little doth such a thought comfort thy troubled mind,
His foe was no earthly creature, in fact, but a monstrous ensemble vomited out of hatred and fell fire.
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Re: Dismay and Sorrow
« Antwort #29 am: 21. Mai 2018, 18:04 »
PRESENCE IN THE ABYSS



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The passage is shut,
So say folks, and the road likewise cut,
Once a wealthy shire,
Kept by stone and the resilient sire.

Amassed in such maze of halls,
Within fortresses and thick walls,
There lay the treasure of Dwarf-kings,
The jester recalls the tale and justly sings.

Of the ill befallen,
Torn tapestry, sewn and woollen,
Scarce would it avail your quest,
The adventure inside this gloomy web, as much perilous test.

What dwells within ought not to be woken,
Forswear your will and leave the mines, cursed and broken,
Should fire creep out from the abyss of the world,
Shields would serve nought and equally one's sharp sword.
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