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'''For W.H.A.''' is a poem written by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] in parallel [[Old English|Old]] and Modern English. The poem is a "tardy tribute and token of thanks" to [[W.H. Auden]], on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday and to mirror Auden's "[[A Short Ode to a Philologist]]" published in ''[[English and Medieval Studies Presented to J.R.R. Tolkien on the Occasion of his Seventith Birthday]]'' (George Allen & Unwin, 1962).
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'''For W.H.A.''' is a poem written by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] in parallel [[Old English|Old]] and Modern English. The poem is a "tardy tribute and token of thanks" to [[W.H. Auden]], on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday and to mirror Auden's "[[A Short Ode to a Philologist]]" published in ''[[English and Medieval Studies Presented to J.R.R. Tolkien on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday]]'' (George Allen & Unwin, 1962).
  
 
"For W.H.A." was first published in [[1967]] within ''[[Shenandoah: A Tribute to Wystan Hugh Auden on his Sixtieth Birthday|Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review Vol. 18 No. 2]]''.
 
"For W.H.A." was first published in [[1967]] within ''[[Shenandoah: A Tribute to Wystan Hugh Auden on his Sixtieth Birthday|Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review Vol. 18 No. 2]]''.
  
==Excerpt==
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Tolkien signed off the poem using an [[Old English]] form of his name, "Raegnold Hraedmoding".
  
<poem style="font-style:italic; margin-left:20px;"> These lines about you I though weighted by years, Wystan my friend:
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==Excerpt==
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<poem style="font-style:italic; margin-left:20px;">  
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These lines about you I linked together,
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though weighted by years, Wystan my friend:
 
a tardy tribute and token of thanks
 
a tardy tribute and token of thanks
 
</poem>
 
</poem>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* [[Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien]]
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*[[Index:Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien|Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien]]
  
[[Category:Poems]]
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[[Category:Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien]]

Revision as of 10:32, 16 February 2013

For W.H.A. is a poem written by J.R.R. Tolkien in parallel Old and Modern English. The poem is a "tardy tribute and token of thanks" to W.H. Auden, on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday and to mirror Auden's "A Short Ode to a Philologist" published in English and Medieval Studies Presented to J.R.R. Tolkien on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday (George Allen & Unwin, 1962).

"For W.H.A." was first published in 1967 within Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review Vol. 18 No. 2.

Tolkien signed off the poem using an Old English form of his name, "Raegnold Hraedmoding".

Excerpt

 
These lines about you I linked together,
though weighted by years, Wystan my friend:
a tardy tribute and token of thanks

See also