Villanelles by Varda


One Ring

One Ring to Rule them all, one Ring to find them,
There is nowhere to hide, there is nowhere to run.
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

The Ring’s song now calls me. My dread Eye will find them
Though they cower in darkness; my wrath hides the Sun.
One Ring to Rule them all, one Ring to find them.

They think to hide the Ring; folly now blinds them.
My Ringwraiths seek it, the Nine ruled by One,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

The shadows are falling. Dark lusts fill my mind, when
I dream of the Ring. Ah, my will shall be done!
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

They cannot find refuge. They flee, but I’ll find them
And they’ll beg for mercy and I’ll show them none.
One Ring to Rule them all, one Ring to find them.

My Eye sees the future, the World I designed when
I put all my malice and pride into One,
One Ring to Rule them all, one Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.