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The Hoard

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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. It is a revision of the poem Iúmonna Gold Galdre Bewunden.

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-heaned', 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).

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

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