The Poem of the Week Returns!

This week, our poem is by JRR Tolkien.  It is the beginning of The New Lay of the Volsungs, which you can find in his latest release, The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrun.


1. Of old was an age
when was emptiness,
there was sand nor sea
nor surging waves;
unwrought was Earth,
unroofed was Heaven–
an abyss yawning,
and no blade of grass.

2.  The Great Gods then
began their toil,
the wondrous world
they well builded.
From the South the Sun
from seas rising
gleamed down on grass
green at morning.

3.  They hall and hallow
high uptowering,
rock-hewn ramparts
reared in splendour,
forge and fortress
framed immortal.


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