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When evening in the Shire was grey

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This was a poem written by Frodo when he was in Lothlorien. The poem was a memory of Gandalf.
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'''When evening in the Shire was grey''' is a poem, written by [[Frodo Baggins]] in [[Lothlórien]] in [[Third Age 3019|T.A. 3019]]. It is a lament for [[Gandalf]], who had fallen in [[Moria]].  
  
''When evening in the Shire was grey
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his footsteps on the Hill were heard;
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<poem>
before the dawn he went away
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''When evening in [[the Shire]] was grey
on journey long without a word.
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''his footsteps on [[the Hill]] were heard;
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''before the dawn he went away
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''on journey long without a word.
  
From Wilderland to Western shore,
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''From [[Wilderland]] to Western shore,
from northern waste to southern hill,
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''from northern waste to southern hill,
through dragon-lair and hidden door
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''through dragon-lair and [[Erebor|hidden door]]
and darkling woods he walked at will.
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''and darkling woods he walked at will.
  
With Dwarf and Hobbit, Elves and Men,
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''With [[Dwarves|Dwarf]] and [[Hobbits|Hobbit]], [[Elves]] and [[Men]],
with mortal and immortal folk,
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''with mortal and immortal folk,
with bird on bough and beast in den,
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''with bird on bough and beast in den,
in their own secret tongues he spoke.
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''in their own secret tongues he spoke.
  
A deadly sword, a healing hand,
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''A deadly [[Glamdring|sword]], a healing hand,
a back that bent beneath his load;
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''a back that bent beneath his load;
a trumpet-voice, a burning brand,
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''a trumpet-voice, a burning brand,
a weary pilgrim on the road.
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''a weary pilgrim on the road.
  
A lord of wisdom throned he sat,
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''A lord of wisdom throned he sat,
swift in anger, quick to laugh;
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''swift in anger, quick to laugh;
an old man in a battered hat
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''an old man in a battered hat
who leaned upon a thorny staff.
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''who leaned upon a thorny staff.
  
He stood upon the bridge alone
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''He stood upon the [[Bridge of Khazad-dûm|bridge]] alone
and Fire and Shadow both defied;
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''and [[Durin's Bane|Fire and Shadow]] both defied;
his staff was broken on the stone,
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''his staff was broken on the stone,
in Khazad-dûm his wisdom died.  
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''in [[Khazad-dûm]] his wisdom died.''</poem>
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[[Category:Poems]]

Revision as of 18:01, 13 May 2008

When evening in the Shire was grey is a poem, written by Frodo Baggins in Lothlórien in T.A. 3019. It is a lament for Gandalf, who had fallen in Moria.

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When evening in the Shire was grey
his footsteps on the Hill were heard;
before the dawn he went away
on journey long without a word.

From Wilderland to Western shore,
from northern waste to southern hill,
through dragon-lair and hidden door
and darkling woods he walked at will.

With Dwarf and Hobbit, Elves and Men,
with mortal and immortal folk,
with bird on bough and beast in den,
in their own secret tongues he spoke.

A deadly sword, a healing hand,
a back that bent beneath his load;
a trumpet-voice, a burning brand,
a weary pilgrim on the road.

A lord of wisdom throned he sat,
swift in anger, quick to laugh;
an old man in a battered hat
who leaned upon a thorny staff.

He stood upon the bridge alone
and Fire and Shadow both defied;
his staff was broken on the stone,
in Khazad-dûm his wisdom died.