Tolkien: Poetry and Influences

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Tolkien: Poetry and Influences

Postby markkur » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:52 am

I took a look and didn't see anything that referred to his poems. Nor did I find single spot discussing his archaic influences or favorite reading in general. (Mod Please delete this thread and point the way if I missed it)
In my mind's eye these three combine for some nice inspirational discussion. If anyone is interested I would be willing to lead the discussion from week to week. I'm no expert but I have done quite a bit of research for various purpose as well as dabbled in some poetry (his and mine), in which my interest and effort I owe to JRRT.

Edit: I did find a place for Bards. I will post something there and hope folks will participate in 2015.<L>

However for clarity, what I am proposing here is a "laid-back but accurate" look at JRRT's efforts, his inspirational forerunners and people can share about his aftstriders. :)
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Re: Tolkien: Poetry and Influences

Postby aakicee » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:55 am

We don't hear much why spend so much time on it?

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Re: Tolkien: Poetry and Influences

Postby markkur » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:02 am

aakicee wrote:We don't hear much why spend so much time on it?omair

Sorry but I don't understand your question.

My interest lay in discussing the Heroic poetry that influenced JRRT and his own efforts. Regarding his poems, ofc these could include his separate works as well as those he inserted into the books to drive the story.

Anyway, no matter. Seems there be no interest. :D
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Re: Tolkien: Poetry and Influences

Postby heliona » Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:18 pm

markkur, you might be better off looking in the Books forum. I believe that there have been threads discussing Beowulf for example (or perhaps it was mentioned in a thread with a wider topic). But I suspect the topic might garner more interest in the Books forum than here. :)
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