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Talk:Song of the Mounds of Mundburg

Wasn't this poem written by Gleowine a mistrel of Theoden? --Dwarf Lord 01:51, 25 January 2007 (EST)

Nope. The LotR says "So long afterward a maker in Rohan said in his song of the Mounds of Mundburg:". Gléowine composed a later song - a tale of the Kings, of Eorl, and finally of Théoden himself. The finishing words are given:
Out of doubt, out of dark, to the day's rising
he rode singing in the sun, sword unsheating.
Hope he rekindled, and in hope he ended;
over death, over dread, over doom lifted
out of loss, out of life, unto long glory.
Quite beautiful, incidentally, and the quote is easily short enough that we can record it here. I can't do it now - but I should have time to do it about four hours from now. --Narfil Palùrfalas 09:00, 25 January 2007 (EST)

Oh that's right, thanks for reminding me. --Dwarf Lord 11:48, 25 January 2007 (EST)