Derby #245: Poetry Illustrated
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Namárië/Aldudénië (Tolkien)

Namárië/Aldudénië (Tolkien)
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lyonscc


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Re: Namárië/Aldudénië (Tolkien)


This could actually be inspired by 3-5 poems from Tolkien's works.

The Aldudenie:

"A poem lamenting the death of the TwoTrees, composed by Elemmíre of the Vanyar," but never recorded.

This would be the most literal work to interpret from, but the Namarie is supposed to have echoed the lament of the Aldudenie as the fading of Lothlorien, which was said to he an heir of the light from one of the two trees, Laurelin, the younger of the two.

Namárië
by J. R. R. Tolkien

Ai! laurië lantar lassi súrinen,
Yéni únótimë ve rámar aldaron!
Yéni ve lintë yuldar avánier
Mi oromardi lissë-miruvóreva
Andúnë pella, Vardo tellumar
Nu luini yassen tintilar i eleni
Omaryo airetári-lírinen.
Sí man i yulma nin enquantuva?

An sí Tintallë Varda Oiolossëo
Ve fanyar máryat Elentári ortanë
Ar ilyë tier undulávë lumbulë
Ar sindanóriello caita mornië
I falmalinnar imbë met,
Ar hísië untúpa Calaciryo míri oialë.
Sí vanwa ná, Rómello vanwa, Valimar!

Namárië! Nai hiruvalyë Valimar!
Nai elyë hiruva! Namárië!


Ah! like gold fall the leaves in the wind,
Long years numberless as the wings of trees!
The long years have passed like swift draughts
Of the sweet mead in lofty halls
Beyond the West, beneath the blue vaults of Varda
Wherein the stars tremble
In the voice of her song, holy and queenly.
Who now shall refill the cup for me?

For now the Kindler, Varda, the Queen of the stars,
From Mount Everwhite has uplifted her hands like clouds
And all paths are drowned deep in shadow;
And out of a grey country darkness lies
On the foaming waves between us,
And mist covers the jewels of Calacirya for ever.
Now lost, lost to those of the East is Valimar!

Farewell! Maybe thou shalt find Valimar!
Maybe even thou shalt find it! Farewell!

wallyrus


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Re: Namárië/Aldudénië (Tolkien)


Oooooh! They glow, just like they're supposed to!

GMV +1

omarfeliciano


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Re: Namárië/Aldudénië (Tolkien)


Very nice glow effect

lyonscc


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anemality


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Beautiful glow!

poeju


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anemality wrote:Beautiful glow!


This is a thing of beauty. I only wish you could have a little Elvish or something of the Silmarils to really bring it home. I'd hang this on my wall.

lyonscc


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poeju wrote:This is a thing of beauty. I only wish you could have a little Elvish or something of the Silmarils to really bring it home. I'd hang this on my wall.


Thank you. I really REALLY wanted to add some Elvish script to this (kind of a circular/ovular bit above it all), but I vaguely recall other entries in "NO TEXT" weeks being rejected when they included fictional text/symbols.

jennreese


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This is absolutely stunning.

thePenrod


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Re: Namárië/Aldudénië (Tolkien)


Nicely done. Alot of your designs are really getting good. There were a couple of shirts we wanted a couple of weeks ago. You should sell them through other means like some of the other designers do.

LadyofRohan2995


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Re: Namárië/Aldudénië (Tolkien)


Awesome! I realized despite my 30+ shirts, I do not have a Tolkien one yet, much less one that references the Silmarillion. Really hope this prints!

ferdricko


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LadyofRohan2995 wrote:Awesome! I realized despite my 30+ shirts, I do not have a Tolkien one yet, much less one that references the Silmarillion. Really hope this prints!


Indeed, agree with everything... although I don't have 30 shirts... yet... But it was definitely an awesome idea to use a poem from LOTR in this derby! Has my support 100%!

wehealthy


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Re: Namárië/Aldudénië (Tolkien)


I love the delicate patterning of leaves and grass. One criticism however is that you boxed in the design. It would have been nice if it had some gradual integration into the shirt.

sandidance


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Re: Namárië/Aldudénië (Tolkien)


Oh, beautiful... but why, for the love of all the ladies out there, do people put TWO THINGS in this layout on the chest of the shirt. Why.

And for that, it does not get my +1, however I like it otherwise.

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