Tolkien Gateway

The Hoard

(Difference between revisions)
m (Added references)
Line 7: Line 7:
==See also==
==See also==
* [[Index:Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien|Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien]]
* [[Index:Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien|Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien]]
* [["Concerning ... The Hoard" and "Kinship of the Half-elven"]]
* [[Concerning ... 'The Hoard']]
[[category:Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien]]
[[category:Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien]]

Revision as of 22:57, 11 November 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


  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)