very fast doodles of some maiar,connected with Middle-Earth
Melian, Sauron, Curumo, Olorin, Eonwe & Aiwendil
I finally draw Eonwe,found some inspiration in eastern orthodox art
In which I decide to have a separate personal account for all the stuff that isn't art related.
This mid-eighth century illuminated manuscript was looted by a Viking army but later bought back by an English ealdorman called Aelfred, “by pure gold”. The little notes above and below the main, latin text, are Aelfred’s account in old English of the incident.
So here’s setting I finally got around to after someone suggested it a few months ago. I know that this is probably poem that my voice is less suited to than most of the other poems because of the darkness and fury in it, but I had a go anyways. Hope I did it at least some justice. Also - drop D tuning! Ahhh!
Anyways, music is mine- poetry is Tolkien’s! Let me know if you liked it and you can find more LOTR poems under the tab ‘Songs from the Lord of the Rings’ on my tumblr!
(This is also me deciding whether I want to regularly work with Tolkien text outside of the LOTR and Hobbit, so feedback is awesome and very much appreciated!)
The Oath of Fêanor - The Lays of Beleriand, J. R. R. Tolkien
“Be he foe or friend, be he foul or clean
Brood of Morgoth or bright Vala,
Elda or Maia or Aftercomer,
Man yet unborn upon Middle-earth,
Neither law, nor love, nor league of swords,
Dread nor danger, not Doom itself
Shall defend him from Fëanáro, and Fëanáro’s kin,
Whoso hideth or hoardeth, or in hand taketh,
Finding keepeth or afar casteth
A Silmaril. This swear we all…
Death we will deal him ere Day’s ending,
Woe unto world’s end! Our word hear thou,
Eru Allfather! To the everlasting
Darkness doom us if our deed faileth…
On the holy mountain hear in witness
and our vow remember,
Manwë and Varda!”