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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 the poem [[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>
  
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." ([[letter 235]]).
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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>
  
 
In 1967, Tolkien recorded the poem for ''[[Poems and Songs of Middle Earth]]''.
 
In 1967, Tolkien recorded the poem for ''[[Poems and Songs of Middle Earth]]''.
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==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"]]
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* [[Concerning ... 'The Hoard']]
==References==
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*<small>[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]], ''[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]: Reader's Guide'', p.383</small>
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[[category:Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien]]
 
[[category:Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien]]

Latest 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.

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  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)