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Author: Dreamflower
Title: Not All Who Wander Are Lost: The Grey Pilgrim
Rating: G
Theme: Poetry
Elements: "Not all who wander are lost."
Author's Notes: A sonnet: 14 lines, 3 quatrains and a couplet, Shakespearian rhyme scheme
(I'd originally hoped to do some other Fellowship sonnets, using the same quote, but only had time for one.)
Summary: A sonnet about Gandalf
Word Count: 121

Not All Who Wander Are Lost: The Grey Pilgrim



He went forth clad in raiment worn and grey
A messenger of hope to Elves and Men;
His wisdom made them heed what he would say,
His Pity made them think of him as friend.

Pilgrim he was; no home to call his own,
Yet those who loved him gave him hearth and rest.
His duties called him evermore to roam,
He was sometimes scorned, sometimes welcomed guest.

He put his faith in folly, not despair,
And he sacrificed himself, but not in vain.
One sent him back his duties again to bear,
To put an end to terror and its reign.

Within his hand he kindled hearts grown cold,
Gave hope to grief and made the timid bold.

Comments

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engarian
Apr. 18th, 2013 02:34 pm (UTC)
Very nice. I always admire those who can stick to the serious formats of different poetic styles. This works so well and you did a great job.

- Erulisse (one L)
dreamflower02
Apr. 18th, 2013 03:44 pm (UTC)
I love to work with poetic forms--having the restrictions of rhyme and meter is a fun challenge, and yet it is kind of freeing as well.

I'm so glad you liked it!
shirebound
Apr. 18th, 2013 02:40 pm (UTC)
A wonderful tribute to Gandalf.
dreamflower02
Apr. 18th, 2013 03:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you! He really was the "Grey Wanderer".
blslarner
Apr. 20th, 2013 06:11 am (UTC)
What a fantastic homage to our beloved Grey Pilgrim! So well done, Barbara! Such a vivid description of Gandalf!
hhimring
Apr. 20th, 2013 08:54 am (UTC)
Ah, Mithrandir!
You've handled the sonnet structure so well here--inner form matching outer form, thought moving easily through the quatrains and the conclusion in the final couplet, which summarizes the essence of Gandalf.
Well done!
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