Wednesday, December 05, 2007

I'm A Feel-Good Kind Of Hobbit

I'm not feeling very original today, but I do feel like posting, so here's a little something I wrote for creative writing last year. The prompt was to use the word "goodbye", but I didn't care about school at that point so I just wrote this. 'tis a silly thing.

Ode to East Farthing

A very wise hobbit once said,
(one who many roads had tread);
“The Road Goes Ever On”,
and put it in a little song,
so when we turn to say goodbye,
no tear should glisten in our eye,
for every door that cruel fate closes
a secret gate we find by bed of roses,
and we joyfully take the hidden paths
that no one (we know) ever has,
you know, the ones that run
West of the Moon, East of the Sun.

A dollar to anyone who can name the reference.

16 comments:

OldSchoolKlingon said...

Nice...It's weird, I too have nothing to post about but wanted to post anyway, and was considering Poetic Outlet III, but vetoed it.

So instead I'm going to try to read a whole play in the next two hours.

The Juicy One said...

You know, the first time you read that in CW I couldn't decide whether I wanted to puke or hit you...


yup, still torn : )

The Juicy One said...

Oh, and LOTR DUHHH

dr_koopon said...

umm... I'll ignore the juicy one here.

Bilbo's song that he taught to Frodo, who remembers it as he leaves the shire on september the eleventh. The one about the path sweeping you off your feet, so you never know where you might turn up.

Good enough?

The Juicy One said...

...show off...what else did you learn at Nerd Camp, huh? : D

dr_koopon said...

Juicy, lasto beth nîn, tolo dan nan galad, mellon nîn

The Juicy One said...

actually, according to my research, that should read "tolo da ngalad"

if you're going to try and make me look dumb by using elvish at least spell it properly, even if the roman alphabet version is based on phonetics....

justifiably_vertical said...

Emma got owned, then koops got owned so bad it was ridiculous...how dare you let her beat you like that?

dr_koopon said...

I belive my source was quite accurate, however I will now set aside homework time (right, like I'd actually do that) to research further (by which I mean hours). Look for a response on the morrow.

The Juicy One said...

actually, I didn't really get owned, he just said something along the lines of "hear my voice, come back to the light my friend" but I couldn't resist...

The Juicy One said...

Oh, typo on my comment:

"tolo dan na ngalad" (forgot the na) but same idea...

justifiably_vertical said...

You got owned when he got such a my reference sooo specifically.

And you all loose for being noobs and obviously just looking up that Elvish ad hoc.

dr_koopon said...

Ok juicy, so you're saying that "tolo dan nan galad" should be "tolo dan na ngalad"

"galad" is a form of "calad," which is the literal word for light.
"nan" is "na," meaning "to" or "towards", and "i(n)," meaning "the"

But anyway, j_verts kinda right there, it is pretty pathetic that we don't know this off the tops of our heads. I swear, one of these days I need to find a class in Sindarin...

justifiably_vertical said...

Massive kudos Dr_K, where'd you look that up? Ardalambion?

The Juicy One said...

If i am correct though, what you told me was a quote from the film, and according to the official transcript (which i'm sure is a very reliable source) it's the version i presented.

justifiably_vertical said...

While David Salo (who did all the movie Elvish), I still think that Renk and Faulksinger are equally as valid. So, again, no real winner, but Koops followed up with very legit stuff.