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He was there to form his songs
When the earth to none belonged
The singer saw no paths were laid
No footfalls yet in fen or glade
No hunter, plowman, prince or serf
Settled on this virgin earth
The sun was young, horizons free,
No mast or sail yet dot the sea
Not even high-born Elvin kind
Found this place in form or mind

His song began; he stood alone…
To fruit the earth—seed, nut and cone

Long he sang and forests grew
Frond and petal graced with dew
Mountains smoothed from gentle rains
Quenching thirst and growing grain
Vast in numbers, both bird and beast
Came to revel in his feast

Man-kind also settled there
Lordly men and damsels fair
Kings and kingdoms put each to test
Hobbled East—entombed the West

Shadows came from o’er the sea
From which all that's wholesome flees
This bestirred those long-dead Kings
And made them covet living things
Our Singer’s friends by chance drew near
They lay entranced and choked with fear

To succor friends at their great need
The Eldest came, who all must heed
He woke them from an endless sleep
Those ensnared in crypts so deep

‘Away, be gone, you ancient Wights
Flee to realms of endless night’

Healing spirits, he bade friends well
And they to you this story tell
Some may remember this under a different title 'The Eldest Sings' from 2010.
It has undergone heavy editing freeing it from excessive verbiage and obscure language and markedly smoothing the narrative flow.

Please note that this is NOT fan fiction as it does not create new events from Tolkien's character, it is a poetic interpretation of texts from 'The Lord of the Rings' as written; one of which follows.

"Old Tom Bombadil is a merry fellow, Bright blue his jacket is, and his boots are yellow. None has ever caught him yet, for Tom, he is the Master: His songs are stronger songs, and his feet are faster." - Tolkien

I hope you can find enjoyment in it.
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Given 2014-08-12
Bombadil by rlkirkland has an unforced rhyme that naturally flows with the rhythm. ( Suggested by alapip and Featured by GrimFace242 )
cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:heart::heart: Thank you!
Edges-to-Everything Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Now that I've finally read this work, I did indeed find enjoyment in it. :) I'm also moved to revisit the works of Tolkien. Congratulations on the Daily Deviation, kind sir! :nod:
- Michael
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Tolkien is always worth a re-visit.
Thank you for commenting and favoring Michael! :)
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Edited Aug 14, 2014   Writer
A little late, but congrats for the DD. I love Bombadil and though I haven't even read this piece yet, I know you'll do him wonderful justice. I'll find enjoyment without a doubt and probably edit this comment when I'm through. Thank you. :+fav: I'm not disappointed!
You did a wonderful thing, with the imagery, the rhythm and the story here. Thanks again.
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:) Never too late.
I'm glad it didn't disappoint. :heart:
Thanks for :+fav:ing
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014   Writer
deinktvis Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Writer
wow! a piece TRULY worthy of a DD. thanks for writing it and gratz on the DD!
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thankee' :)
artbyfieldsofsage Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice:)  Congrats on the DD!  Well deserved!
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