Ode to The Shire: 1. Ode to The Shire

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1. Ode to The Shire

Imladris has her leafy glades,
And Lórien her mallorns tall,
And Minas Tirith silver blades;
The Riddermark, her Golden Hall...
But Hobbiton has Dragons Green
And drunken dancing on the tables,
And drunken singing (some not clean,
Although not mentioned in the fables).

Oh, Mirkwood has her nancing elves,
And all of Moria’s dwarves are dead;
The Bombadils keep to themselves;
The pretty Mearas tend to shed…
But we’ve Longbottom by the plot;
The Southern Star quite nicely burns--
Do buy some Toby (mind, we’ve got
A policy of no returns).

Now, Isengard is just too damp,
And Saruman a little miffed;
Gwaihir requires an air-mail stamp,
So do not ask him for a lift;
But stay and feast on victuals sweet,
As proper Hobbits always should:
Our Second Breakfast can’t be beat
(Although the Fourth is pretty good).

Eh, Bree is full of shady types;
Osgiliath is naught but rubble,
And Weathertop’s too drear for pipes,
While Amon Hen just asks for trouble.
The Barrows leave me quite distraught,
The Marshes Dead are rather tricky.
The folks from Mordor stare a lot,
And Cirith Ungol’s much too sticky.

Caradhras is a wee bit chill;
I hear the Deeping-Wall is see-through;
All Morgul’s residents are shrill,
And Henneth Annûn smells like mildew.
So Hobbiton it is for me!
Its streams and homes are ever dear;
And should you ask, I’ll say to thee,
Straight-faced, "Er...what? There’s no Ring here!"

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.

Story Information

Author: ldhenson

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Humor

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/27/05

Original Post: 01/15/05

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