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Bagmē Blōma

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Bagme Bloma, or Flowers of the Trees, is a poem written by J.R.R. Tolkien in Gothic. It was published in Songs for the Philologists. It tells of the strength of the birch, defier of wind and lightning.[1]

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The text reads as follows:[2]

Brûnáim baíriþ baírka bôgum
láubans liubans liudandei,
gilwagrôni, glitmunjandei,
bagmê blôma, blauandei,
fagrafahsa, liþulinþi,
fráujinôndei fairguni.

Wôpjand windôs, wagjand lindôs,
lûtiþ limam láikandei;
slaíhta, raíhta, hveitarinda,
razda rôdeiþ reirandei,
bandwa baírhta, rûna gôda,
þiuda meina þiuþjandei.

Andanahti milhmam neipiþ,
liuhteiþ liuhmam laúhmuni;
láubos liubái fliugand láusái,
tulgus, triggwa, standandei.
Baírka baza beidiþ bláika
fráujinôndei faírguni.

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[edit] References

  1. Tom Shippey, The Road to Middle-earth, "On the Cold Hill's Side", page 316 (3rd edition)
  2. Tom Shippey, The Road to Middle-earth, "Four 'Asterisk' Poems", page 400 (3rd edition)