The shards of Narsil in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Note that in the book, it is broken into only two pieces. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
All that is gold does not
Not all those who
Wander are lost;
The old that is strong
Does not wither,
Deep roots are not
Reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire
Shall be woken,
A light from the
Shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade
That was broken,
The crownless again
Shall be king.
-J. R. R. Tolkien,(The Fellowship of the Ring)
I love this poem from the book. It has so many different meanings, I think to everyone it means something different, but the theme is perseverance. It is written about Aragon and his fallen Kingdom, but to me it is about hope that one day
The Crownless Shall Be King.
Now I know everyone is going to think I’m such a loser but I get teary eyed every time I read the Lord of the Rings books. I just love the philosophy in them and I find their “footprints” in almost everything I read. And the fact that I’m an Elf-lover might be another reason.( I heart Legolas) 🙂 I’ll probably end up writing a poem to go with this, that I will post later…
Sphinxes (Photo credit: schmaeche)
Sitting all alone
on a forgotten throne
of desert debris and spoiled human meat
No greedy follower to worship
nor sacrifices to hold
You ate more than your fill
and enslaved the needy
You’re dead now
but left behind is
a feminine mind
designed in golden feathers and mane
sporting only the heart of a wench
who lives only to gain
to watch over your gold
that you will never use and never hold
The sun eats away its desolate skin
The darkness hides its ancient scowl
No more riddles to be heard
No more answers to be skeered.
Left to remind generations to come
what once was strong powerful
will fall to the ground
and die in vain
for evil has not won
and all will be undone.
Thanks Tim for the inspiration! 🙂
The Sphinx (poetscornerblog.wordpress.com)
The Sphinx (tjtherien.wordpress.com)
When the wife of the Imam Ali died of her wounds, Imam Ali buried her alone and without a funeral because those were her wishes. This is what he spoke as he finished praying on her grave……………..
علي عليه السلام : عند قبر فاطمة الزهراء عليها السلام
حبيب ليس له بعد حبيــــــــــب
Imam ali (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
وما لسواه في قلبي نصيب
حبيب غاب عن عيني وجسمي
وعن قلبي حبيب لا يغيــب
saying of Imam Ali at the tomb of his beloved wife Fatima(a.s) after
he buried her.
A lover that no lover precedes
Nor shall another have a share my heart
A lover who is absent from my eye and form
But from my heart shall never part.
Love is so beautiful if only we learn to give without receiving. No one would be unloved if everyone loved a little more…………