stoneofthehapless:

Esquire of Rohan

stoneofthehapless:

Esquire of Rohan

Fangorn; art by Alan Lee

Fangorn; art by Alan Lee

Flotsam and Jetsam

Flotsam and Jetsam

The Witch-King at Minas Morgul; art by Alan Lee

From the book Tolkien’s Ring by David Day.

The Witch-King at Minas Morgul; art by Alan Lee

From the book Tolkien’s Ring by David Day.

Treebeard and the Hobbits, from the 2007 Tolkien Calendar; art by Alan Lee

Treebeard and the Hobbits, from the 2007 Tolkien Calendar; art by Alan Lee

Esquire of Rohan

Esquire of Rohan

Simbelmynëa white flower that grows in Rohan primarily on the grave mounds of the Kings of Rohan, and most thickly on the burial mound of Helm Hammerhand. The flower is also called evermind, uilos (‘snow white’), and alfirin (‘immortal’) because it blooms all year long. This flower was also found growing in the grass at Gondolin and at the tomb of Elendil.

Lament for Boromir
Adele McAllister

everywindintheriver:

I haven’t posted anything for a while on tumblr, music or otherwise, so here’s a little something. It’s one of my older songs with added harmonies! Hopefully now that I’m at school, I’ll be able to start writing and recording more regularly again. Thanks for being patient and for listening!

Lament for Boromir 

(original music, poetry from The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien.)

Aragorn: Through Rohan over fen and field where the long grass grows 
The West Wind comes walking, and about the walls it goes.
'What news from the West, O wandering wind, do you bring to me tonight?
Have you seen Boromir the Tall by moon or by starlight?
'I saw him ride over seven streams, over waters wide and grey;
I saw him walk in empty lands, until he passed away
Into the shadows of the North. I saw him then no more.
The North Wind may have heard the horn of the son of Denethor.’
O Boromir! From the high walls westward I looked 
afar,
But you came not from the empty lands where no men are.’

Legolas: From the mouths of the Sea the South Wind flies, from the sand hills and the stones;
The wailing of the gulls it bears, and at the gate it moans.
'What news from the South, O sighing wind, do you bring to me at eve?
Where now is Boromir the Fair? He tarries and I grieve.’
'Ask not of me where he doth dwell — so many bones there lie 
On the white shores and the dark shores under the stormy sky; 
So many have passed down Anduin to find the flowing Sea.
Ask of the North Wind news of them the North Wind sends to me!’
'O Boromir! Beyond the gate the seaward road runs south,
But you came not with the ailing gulls from the grey sea’s mouth.’

Aragorn: From the Gate of Kings the North Wind rides, and past the roaring falls;
And clear and cold about the tower its loud horn calls.
'What news from the North, O mighty wind, do you bring to me today?
What news of Boromir the Bold? For he is long away.’
'Beneath Amon Hen I heard his cry. There many foes he fought. 
His cloven shield, his broken sword, they do the water brought.
His head so proud, his face so fair, his limbs they laid to rest;
And Rauros, golden Rauros-falls, bore him upon its breast.’
'O Boromir! The Tower of Guard shall ever northward gaze
T o Rauros, golden Rauros-falls, until the end of days.’

"You left the East wind to me," said Gimli. "But I will say naught of it."

"That is as it should be," said Aragorn. "In Minas Tirith they endure the East Wind, but they do not ask it for tidings." 

— The Two Towers 

Theoden King
Howard Shore

chaintotherhythm:

Howard Shore - Theoden King.

Treebeard holds Merry and Pippin; art by Alan Lee

Treebeard holds Merry and Pippin; art by Alan Lee

tolkieninspiredart:

Zirak-zigil

Art by John Howe

tolkieninspiredart:

Zirak-zigil

Art by John Howe

tolkieninspiredart:

The Ents Destroy Isengard, by John Howe

tolkieninspiredart:

The Ents Destroy Isengard, by John Howe

tolkieninspiredart:

Treebeard, by John Howe

tolkieninspiredart:

Treebeard, by John Howe