Haiku by MithrandirCQ



Two Towers Characters Haikus

Learned and Discerning
The White Lady of Rohan
Black Breath he fell
- Faramir


A Decline and Recovery
Rohan's fortune renewed
By Angmar slain
- Theoden


A hopeless love
Martial spirit she bore
The Witch King slain
- Eowyn


Disingenuous and sly
A White Lady lusted for
The scheming Worm
- Grima Wormtongue


The Guardian
A wrath upon Isengard
Eldest earthborn
- Treebeard


Proud, wise and valiant
The Palantir gaze held
A pyre of fire
- Denethor


Loyal and Valiant
Oath of Eorl renewed
Lothiriel wed
- Eomer


A Warrior of note
A rout at Helm's Deep
The Hornburg held
- Erkenbrand


Gentle and Wise
Countenance and patience shown
Seven sons she bore
- Nerdanel


Reflective and moderate
The slaughter at Tumhalad
Nargothrond's last King
- Orodreth


The Tall and the Fair
Healing of Finwe's grief
A song of the lirulan
- Indis


Lady of the Sea
Swan maiden of Alqualonde
Spouse to Finarfin
- Earwen


The choice of Half-elven
A union of Atani and Noldor
Spouse to Earendil
- Elwing


Follower of Aule
Great Smith and beloved pupil
Feanor he taught
- Mahtan


Befriended Fingon
Slain by Thangorodrim's fire
Sired by Finarfin
- Aegnor


Iron eminent one
The rebellion of the Noldor
Dagor Bragollach slain
- Angrod

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Edain Haikus

Enslaved by Easterlings
Companion of Voronwë
The tokens of Ulmo
-Tuor


The Steadfast one
Wise with great fortitude
Torments of Morgoth
-Hurin


Fostered by Thingol
Wielder of Gurthang
Slayer of Glaurung
-Turin


Ring of Barahir held
The Quest of the Silmaril
Luthien's requited love
-Beren


The tower lord
Finrod's savior
Betrayed by Gorlim
-Barahir

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Eldar Haikus

Commander of Power
King of Gondolin
Wielder of Glamdring
-Turgon


Spirit of fire
Tengwar and Silmaril made
Mightiest Noldor
-Feanor


Penitent at Tirion
Finwë's fairest and wisest
Father to Galadriel
-Finarfin


Morgoth he wounds
Mighty and valiant Noldor
Wielder of Ringil
-Fingolfin


Healer of Noldor
Set Glaurung to defeat
Slain by Balrogs
-Fingon


Master of Caves
Nargothrond built
Buried in Tol Sirion
-Finrod


Vanyar Leader
Great Journey to Aman
Elvish High King
- Ïngwe

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Fëanor's Sons Haikus

Fëanor's eldest,
Thangorodrim Thorondor saved
Dagor Aglareb Victory
-Maedhros


Fostered Elrond and Elros
The Great Jewel burned
Singing pain and regret
-Maglor


Proud and fair of face
Oromë's hound Huan gave
Menegroth Dior did slay
-Celegorm


Haughty and harsh
Lake Helevorn dwelt
Finarfin's sons hated
-Caranthir


Most skillful in craft
Cunning and treacherous
Knife Angrist he bore
-Curufin


Twin brothers
Mild in Manner and Speech
Great Hunters of the chase
-Amrod & Amras

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Valar/Maiar Haikus

The Land of Dreams
Prescience of Mind
giving ease and revival
-Lorien


The Prison Fortress
He who keeps the Dead
Speaker of Doom
-Mandos


Lover of nightingales
Caring, beautiful and wise
The exquisite singer
-Melian


The one who wears grey
Giver of healing and rest
Spouse to Lorien
-Estë


Ruler of the Inner Sea
Lady of the Seas
Friend of the Teleri
-Uinen


Lover of Storms
Numenor he raised
Espoused to Uinen
-Ossë


Herald of Manwë
The Eldar he judged
Teacher to the Dúnedain
-Eönwë


The Great Weaver
Tapestry of Time revealed
Story of all Things
- Vairë


The Ever-Young
Flowers and birds tended
Golden flowers grown
-Vána

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Hobbit Haikus

Perceptions of the Heart
The Heroic Ringbearer
Great wounds he bore
-Frodo Baggins


Servant and Gardener
Loyalty and Devotion
Pragmatic and Honest
-Samwise Gamgee


Isengard's demise
Knight, Counselor and Master
Angmar he did smite
-Meriadoc Brandybuck


Palantir recovered
Madness of Denethor warned
Knight and King's Messenger
-Peregrin Took

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Haiku-like verses on "The Hobbit"

A Game of Riddles
Adventurer, author, scholar
Road goes ever on
-Bilbo Baggins


Scales of Gems
Gloried in Treasure
The Lonely Mountain
-Smaug


The skin changer
Honeycakes and cram
Slayer of Bolg
- Beorn


Barrel-riders escape
Love of jewels and riches
Legolas he sired
-Thranduil


An oak branch shield
The Arkenstone craved
Durin's folk he led
-Thorin II (Oakenshield)


Lord of Moria
Durin's bane revealed
Azanulbizar slain
-Balin


The wind lord
Rescuer and messenger
Swift and valiant
-Gwaihir (Lord of the Eagles)

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The Valar

Creator of the stars
Most beautiful Valar
The exalted one
- Varda


Great Hunter and Rider
Lover of Trees
The horn blower
- Orome


The one who mourns
Enduring Spirit and Healer
Teacher to Olorin
- Nienna


Lord of Crafts
Creator of Dwarves
Maker of the two Lamps
- Aule


Lover of Water
Friend of Turgon
The music of longing
- Ulmo


Giver of fruits
Creator of the Two Trees
Queen of the Earth
- Yavanna


Deeds of Prowess
Strongest of the Valar
The Valiant one
- Tulkas


The swift one
Lover of dancing
Sister of Orome
- Nessa


Noblest of the Valar;
Guardian of the skies-
The Elder King
-Manwe

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Spirit of Fire;
Cloaked in Foreboding darkness-
Flaming whips of death
-Balrog


Lady of Light;
Golden beauty of Morning-
Keeper of Adamant
-Galadriel


Betrayer of Iluvatar;
Might and domination personified
Destroyer of Light
-Melkor


Moon-silver beauty
Soft song bringing ancient tears
To the elven lords
-Luthien Tinuviel


Darkness wore a cloak;
Wrapping for a pale rider
Astride a black horse.
Nazgul


Beneath the Black crown;
Red, in a skull of blue fire,
The Eye burns with hate.
Sauron


Snowy brows, blue eyes;
A flash of fire and thunder
The old Grey Pilgrim.
Gandalf


Tall, straight, leather-hard;
Blood of past and future kings,
With a broken sword.
Aragorn

- MithrandirCQ
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