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'''The Hoard''' is a poem written by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and first published within ''[[The Adventures of Tom Bombadil|The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Other Verses from the Red Book]]'' in 1962. It is a revision of [[Iúmonna Gold Galdre Bewunden]].
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'''The Hoard''' is a poem written by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and first published within ''[[The Adventures of Tom Bombadil|The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Other Verses from the Red Book]]'' in 1962.<ref>{{AB|Hoard}}</ref> It is a revision of the poem [[Iúmonna Gold Galdre Bewunden]].<ref>[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]], ''[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]: Reader's Guide'', p.383</ref>
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Tolkien mentions the poem in a letter to [[Pauline Baynes]] in 1961, commenting that: "I suppose one would also have to except 'The Hoard' from being 'light-hearted', though the woes of the successive (nameless) inheritors are seen merely as pictures in a tapestry of antiquity and do not deeply engage individual pity. I was most interested by your choice of this as your favourite."<ref>{{L|235}}</ref>
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In 1967, Tolkien recorded the poem for ''[[Poems and Songs of Middle Earth]]''.
  
 
==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]]
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* [["Concerning ... The Hoard" and "Kinship of the Half-elven"]]
  
[[Category:Poems by J.R.R. Tolkie|Hoard, The]]
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Revision as of 00:36, 9 March 2013

The Hoard is a poem written by J.R.R. Tolkien and first published within The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Other Verses from the Red Book in 1962.[1] It is a revision of the poem Iúmonna Gold Galdre Bewunden.[2]

Tolkien mentions the poem in a letter to Pauline Baynes in 1961, commenting that: "I suppose one would also have to except 'The Hoard' from being 'light-hearted', though the woes of the successive (nameless) inheritors are seen merely as pictures in a tapestry of antiquity and do not deeply engage individual pity. I was most interested by your choice of this as your favourite."[3]

In 1967, Tolkien recorded the poem for Poems and Songs of Middle Earth.

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "The Hoard"
  2. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Reader's Guide, p.383
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 235, (dated 6 December 1961)