Limericks: 17. The Limerick Lover's Version of the Silmarillion

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17. The Limerick Lover's Version of the Silmarillion

In the beginning all things were darkness
but the Ainur's great music brought madness!
Out of turmoil came light
(Melkor ran in a fright!)
Eru cried: "Ea!" and ended the blackness. -- Starlight

Though of all Being, Eru was lord
From his choir there sounded discord
Thrice Melkor arose
But he'll reap what he sows
His pride forefeit our misericorde.*

Said Melkor, "Has not my plan splendor?
Follow me and creation I'll render
Joyous without pain
Through my wisdom's reign
O'er the earth, it's a gift that I tender!"

But Eru replied, "Oh my child,
Your heart is unruly and wild
You'd break my cov'nant
to remake the firmament
And all else in your rebellious style.

"But I say unto you that your thirst
For freedom shall be your own curse:
Most deeply to you
I'll reveal my view
And you'll see that I'm Lord, do your worst!" --Dwimordene

Then Melkor was wroth and contemptuous
his spirit swiftly turned voracious
Lusting e'er for the Light
He's descended from might
Now he's fallen in tumults outrageous!

Since that time are the Valar at war
breeding order they garnered discord
But then Tulkas prevailed
at his laugh Melkor quailed,
but was wroth. Did they make matters worse? --Starlight

So the Springtime of Arda endured
For far longer than any have heard
But Melkor returned
For he had by then learned
How to hide from Lord Manwë's spy birds

Then Almaren was laid to waste
Of mis'ry 'twas but a small taste
As high rose the Pelóri
In all of their glory
So deep was Utumno in hate

Then came the upbuilding of Valinor
Twas more fair than Almaren before
But Grace flows downhill
So you know that breach will
jigger thermodynamical vectors

Then arose the city of Valmar
And the Ring of Doom, Máhanaxar
Despite many bells
A silence befell
Upon the green mound, Ezellohar

Then Yavanna stretched forth her power
The Two Trees grew there swiftly to flower
The Count of Time flowed
Whence Telperion first glowed
And the days became reckoned by hours

Now Arda awaited the Firstborn
While the Valar did Aman adorn
But Manwë took care
Through his birds of the air
That Middle-earth was not wholly forlorn

And the tides of those outer seas
Did flow but to Ulmo's decrees
The ebb and the flow
Of the waters below
Even wastelands brought life secretly

For beneath even Melkor's abode
Water coursed through the Earth's deepest lodes
Nor did Ulmo forsake
What Eru did create
For he lives in the veins of the world.(1) --Dwimordene

[skipping ahead several centuries]

Then Elwing leapt into the sea
To keep the jewel forever free
She then became a bird
As Ulmo her pleas heard
Away from Noldor treachery. --Elvenesse

(1) "veins of the world" stolen from Silm, 20, "Valaquenta."

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This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

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Author: HA Writers Group

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 11/11/03

Original Post: 06/27/03

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