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Your Favorite Poem!

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How about a challenge based on poetry once again?

I think everyone has a favourite poem.

So how would that poem figure in Middle-earth?

Could one of the canon characters have written it? On which occasion?

Or does your favourite poem simply inspire you to write a story set in Middle-earth?

Could you change your favourite poem so that it is no longer a poem of this world but instead a poem of Middle-earth?

Everything is possible, as long as it involves two aspects: your favourite poem and Middle-earth!

Courtesy of JunoMagic.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Alawa - Was it for this?
General Audience
Last Updated: 07 Sep 06
Aragorn at Arathorn's grave. (First posted for the onlist Memorial Day Challenge May 03)
Berzerker prime - That Which We Are
General Audience
Last Updated: 09 Jun 05
Written for the Your Favorite Poem! Challenge. After his dream about the fall of Númenor, Faramir finds solace in the words of one who saw it for himself. Based on a passage from Alfred Lord Tennyson’s Ulysses.
Berzerker prime - Traveling Mouse of Númenor, The
General Audience
Last Updated: 11 Apr 05
Written in the spirit of Tolkien’s “There is an Inn”. At the coronation of King Elessar, Faramir and Samwise attempt to entertain some of the Citadel’s youngest guests. Nominated for a 2005 MEFA!
EdorasLass - Cravings
General Audience
Last Updated: 01 Mar 05
Eowyn is afraid Faramir will be upset with her for what she's done. Only sweetly humorous, really. Fairly fluffy - for the Favourite Poem challenge. Edited slightly 3.01.05 due to some unintentionally ambiguous phrasing.
Elvenesse - Who Wouldn't Be A Ranger
General Audience
Last Updated: 28 Jan 05
Something a group of Rangers may have sung around the campfire at night. Or even as an, um, encouraging recruitment song.
Elvenesse - We Stand
General Audience
Last Updated: 01 Nov 04
Not all of the Men of Gondor must have despaired before the Battle of the Pelennor. A short poem based on John McCrae's 'In Flanders Field'.
marastar - Time Around Scars
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 03 Mar 05
Five drabbles concerning Eowyn's scars, physical or otherwise. Inspired by the Michael Ondaatje poem. Rated adult for potentially disturbing - rather than sexual - content.
Marta - Death Doth Come
General Audience
Last Updated: 12 Apr 05
An extended version and slight reworking of the Barrow-wights' song.
Marta - Fire and Ice
General Audience
Last Updated: 17 Feb 05
Barahir travels to Rohan with his family shortly after Eomer's death
Marta - Water and Flame
General Audience
Last Updated: 17 Feb 05
Denethor ponders the future of the West after a bout with the palantir. Semi-finalist at the 2004 Mithril Awards for Best Poetry – short form.
SheBit - Armenelos Beneath the Sea
General Audience
Last Updated: 12 May 05
Edgar Allen Poe's poem 'City Beneath the Sea' transposed to Middle-Earth, to refer to the sunken cities of Numenor.
Soubrettina - Strange awakenings
General Audience
Last Updated: 17 Jun 05
A meeting of rivals.... Eowyn has a disrupted night, and Arwen has a difficult morning, but finds a friend- much to that friend's disquiet.


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Entry Date: 26 Mar 05
Ithiliel Silverquill
Entry Date: 28 Mar 05

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Challenge Info

Open Date: February 17, 2005

Closed: June 17, 2005

Challenge Topic: Poetry

Entries: 16

Originator: JunoMagic

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