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The Lay of Leithian


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Mar 14, 2002
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The Netherlands
I'm reading The Lays of Beleriand at the moment, and I have just finsihed The Lay of Leithian. I must say it's one of the best works of Tolkien I have ever read! Many people said they found Tolkien's poetry boring, and I sometimes thought so myself (the Children of Húrin was far less interesting), but the Lay of Leithian is absolutely wonderful! It's a shame Tolkien never finished it, though he got further with it than with many other works.
(This is not really a question or something, just an expression of my admiration for this extremely beautiful poem).

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