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Bitter Valentine's Day Poetry

Challenge Details

In a perverse honoring of Valentine's Day, I give you the "Bitter Valentine's Day Poetry Challenge."

It's time to pay hommage to the unsuccessful courtships of Middle-earth. Your mission is to write the love poetry of one of the following:

Gríma Wormtongue to Éowyn
A verse spoken by Gollum to his Precious
Fëanor's sonnets to Galadriel (all rejected, of course)
Something Túrin might have composed for Anglachel
Something Maeglin might have composed for Idril (in his head)
Something Berúthiel might have composed for her cats, if she had a poetic bone in her body (she could've had one... a small one, maybe...)
Feanor to the Silmarils (you are my starshine...)
Finduilas to Turin
Eol to Aredhel

Squicked enough? There are two with great humor potential:

Morgoth to Ungoliant (or vice versa)
Lobelia to Frodo (about her unrequited desire for Bag End)

Use whatever form of poem you think is most appropriate. If you have other possibilities, be sure to mention them to me. The point is to have poetry from an obsessive character to the object of his/her obsession; fetish objects are obviously allowed and encouraged.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Starlight - As the Leaves Fall
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Last Updated: 06 Jun 03
Finduilas, daughter of Orodreth, returns to Gwindor's dwellings sometime after hearing the news of his loss. Flashbacks of earlier events. Written in honor of Finch's birthday and as an answer to her challenge to write a dramatic story based on the Laws and Customs of the Eldar and its interpretation through the characters of our choosing.


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Entry Date: 27 Apr 07
Entry Date: 07 Jan 09

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Created: February 14, 2004

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Entries: 3

Originator: Dwimordene

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