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Double dactyl: On J. R. R. Tolkien

April 10, 2011

Hobbiton schmobbiton
J. R. R. Tolkien
gave us the Dark Lord,
his Ring, and Mount Doom;

contemporaneously,
everyone’s doing it;
as you play Warcraft he
spins in his tomb.

*

Recently spotted: a typo on a forum thread that attributed to Gandalf not the Ring of Adamant, but the Ring of Adam Ant. I wondered aloud at the dinner table what powers this would actually give you, to which J’s response was “The power to wear a mullet and have it look cool.”

The syllable count is iffy in lines 2 and 5 – you have to sort of weasel an extra vowel into Tolk-i-en, and elide one from con-temp-o-rane-(y)ous-ly. Bleh. It’s nearly one a.m. and it was this or nothing.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Xiémuç Guiri permalink
    April 10, 2011 10:08 am

    Heh. I like.

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