The very thing(s) you claim to possess might very well be possessing you instead.
Tag: The Lord of the Rings
“There is an ancient myth in this feature, that of the ‘true language’, the tongue in which there is a thing for each word and a word for each thing, and in which signifier then naturally has power over signified.”
“How do I feel? Well, I don’t know how to say it. I feel, I feel, I feel like spring after winter, and sun on the leaves; and like trumpets and harps and all the songs I have ever heard!”
‘True-hearted Men, they will not be corrupted.’ (…) ‘I am too strong for you, halfling’.
Alive without breath, / As cold as death, /Never thirsty, ever drinking, /All in mail, never clinking.
Today 46 years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien passed on.
The Norman Conquest of England, led by William the Conqueror, was carried out between 1066 and 1071 AD. The conquest saw the death of King Harold II at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and the replacement of the Anglo-Saxon elite as William was crowned king and redistributed land to his fellow Normans.
The inner life, the life of the mind…
And Doom fell on Tinúviel…
Alexander Pope was most successful as a translator of Homer, but his reputation stems from his genius as a satirist, mostly. He was also among the finest epistolary poets in English.