Monday, September 19, 2016

Tolkien Week Day Two

Today's quote is from The Fellowship of the Ring, Book Two, Chapter Seven, The Mirror of Galadriel.

"Dark is the water of Kheled-zaram, and cold are the springs of Kibil-nala, and fair were the many pillared halls of Khazad-dum in Elder Days before the fall of mighty kings beneath the stone." She looked upon Gimli, who sat glowering and sad, and she smiled. And the Dwarf, hearing the names given in his own ancient tongue, looked up and met her eyes; and it seemed to him that he looked suddenly into the heart of an enemy and saw there love and understanding. Wonder came into his face, and then he smiled in answer.

He rose clumsily and bowed in dwarf-fashion, saying, "Yet more fair is the living land of Lorien, and the Lady Galadriel is above all the jewels that lie beneath the earth."

Today's musical clip is the Song of the Eldar in Exile, from the album Starlit Jewel, by Broceliande.

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