2017 Tolkien Reading day!

When I got on A TOLKIENIST’S PERSPECTIVE, (wonderful website by the way. made me want to blog about Middle-earth and stuff related to it) I noticed a new post. I read it, and turns out, today’s Tolkien reading day! This is great! This will be my first time celebrating a Tolkien holiday! According to the post, This day, marking the destruction of the One Ring in The Lord of the Rings, is meant to praise the author’s works and encourage people to read Tolkien by quoting favourite passages.

According to the post again, this years theme is poetry, but when I went to the Tolkien Society, it said this years theme is Poetry and Song. Which is really good since There is a lot of Poetry and songs in Tolkien’s works. In fact, he has more poetry and songs in his books than any other writer!

In this post I’m going to write my favorite songs from The Hobbit. In this post not only will I show the lyrics from the books, I will also show videos of the song.

 

                                                       Chapter: 1, page: 12

Chip the glasses and crack the plates!

Blunt the knives and bend the forks!

That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates-

Smash the bottles and burn the corks!


Cut the cloth and tread on the fat!

Pour the milk on the pantry floor!

Leave the bones on the bedroom mat!

Splash the wine on every door!


Dump the crocks in a boiling bowl;

Pound them up with a thumping pole;

And when you’ve finished, if any are whole,

Send them down the hall to roll!


That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates!

So, carefully! Carefully selected with the plates!

Chapter: 1, page: 14-15

Far over The misty mountains cold

From dungeons deep, and caverns old

We must away ere break of day

To seek the pale enchanted gold.


The Dwarves of yore made mighty spells,

While hammers fell like ringing bells

In places deep, where dark things sleep,

In hollow halls beneath the fells.


For ancient king and elvish lord

There many a gleaming and golden hoard

They shaped and wrought, and light they caught

To hide in gems on hilt of sword.


On silver necklaces they strung

The flowering stars, on crowns they hung

The dragon-fire, in twisted wire

They meshed the light of Moon and Sun.


Far over the most mountains cold

To dungeons deep and caverns old

We must away, here break of day,

To claim our long forgotten gold.


Goblets they carved there for themselves

And harps of gold; where no man delves

There lay they long, and many a song

Was sung unheard by men or elves.


The pines were roaring on the height,

The winds were moaning in the night.

The fire was red, it flaming spread;

The trees like torches blazed with light.


The bells were ringing in the Dale

And men looked up with faces pale;

Then dragon’s fire more fierce than fire

Laid low their towers and houses frail.


The mountain smoked beneath the moon;

The Dwarves, they heard the tramp of doom.

They fled their hall To dying fall

Beneath his feet, beneath the moon.


Far over the misty mountains grim

To dungeons deep and caverns dim

We must away, here break if day,

To win our harps and gold from him.

Chapter: 19, page: 297-289


The Dragon is withered,

His bones are now crumbled:

His armor is shivered,

His splendor is humbled!

Though sword shall be rusted

And throne and crown perish

With strength that men trusted

And wealth that they cherish,

Here grass is still growing,

And leaves are yet swinging,

The white water flowing,

And elves are yet singing

Come! Tra-la-la-lally!

Come back to the valley!


The stars are far brighter

Than gems without measure,

The moon is far whiter

Than silver in treasure:

The fire is more shining

On hearth in the gloaming

Than gold won by mining,

So why go a-roaming?

O! Tra-la-la-lally

Come back to the valley.


O! Where are you going,

So late in returning?

The river is flowing,

The stars are all burning!

O! Whither so laden,

So sad and so dreary?

Here elf and elf-maiden

Now welcome the weary

With Tra-la-la-lally

Come back to the valley,

Tra-la-la-lally

Fa-la-la-lally

Fa-la!

After I finish this post, I’m going To the customizer, and set the milestone widget to sept. 22; that’s Hobbit day, where we celebrate Frodo and Bilbo’s birthday.

I know what I’m going to do on Hobbits day:

I’m going to be barefoot all day, eat a lot, have “6 meals a day,” and read what I can of the Hobbit. That means I’m going to read the hobbit until Hobbits day is over, even if I don’t finish it, which is obvious that I won’t.

Until then, I’m going to continue on The fellowship of the ring.

Who are… The wizards of Middle-earth.

5 wizards, wise and powerful; 

And some dead. But who are the wizards? Stay here if you are wondering:

the 2 blue Wizards.

Not much is known about them. In fact, Gandalf doesn’t really remember their names. My Swim teacher told me that they both died trying to control something that they couldn’t control.

Saruman the White.

The leader of the Wizards, he is somewhat of a Skeptic, as shown in An unexpected journey. He is a bit rude, accusing people when they do something wrong, believing that their strange habits are the cause. He is also power hungry; planning to take the ring for himself after Sauron wins, and rule Middle-earth. This plan fails when Sauron is defeated when the ring was destroyed in the fires of Mount doom. Afterwards he does criminal work in the Shire, later be cut in the throat by Grima Wormwood (I’m pretty sure that’s what his name is), who is shot with arrows while trying to escape.

Gandalf the Grey/White.

Possibly the most popular Wizard around (I refuse to say Harry potter is the most popular), he helped get Bilbo out of his Hobbit hole with about 13 dwarves, and sent Frodo on a journey to destroy the one ring. He is very kind, he would risk his life to save his friends, as shown when he fought The Balrog. He comes back as Gandalf the white, and he is more powerful, and the leads the victory of Helms deep. Years after the ring is destroyed, he, Elrond, Giladriel, Bilbo, Celebrond, and Frodo go to the undying lands, where they can heal and die peacefully.

Radagast the brown

Possibly the kindest Wizard around, he lives in a forest, where he is shown a friend to almost every animal In the forest, first shown healing a hedgehog poisoned with black magic. He has an interest In mushrooms. He seems to be friends with the eagles, as he and Beorn came flying into The battle for Erebor on Giant eagles.

A tolkienist’s perspective~My Tolkien book collection

This is the first video made by James, administrator of A Tolkienist’s perspective, that I have watched; I loved it, and when I get a YouTube channel (which probably Won’t be until I’m maybe older than 13, maybe at the age of 14), I hope I will have enough books to begin my Tolkien collection: part 1.

But until then I’ll just keep on collecting Tolkien books, action figures, movies, and video games.

Can’t wait!

Anyway I’m going to let you watch this video while I plan more posts, continue on the fellowship of the ring, and merch-collect.