Claim

Our song is changing!!!

• 1.077 To claim our long-forgotten gold.
• 9.016 would suffer seriously if the Wood-elves claimed part of it,
• 10.044 You must claim your own.
• 14.033 From whom should we claim the recompense of our damage,
• 15.050 no man has a claim,
• 15.052 And still my other claims remain unanswered.’
• 15.054 though they had no claim but friendship on him,’
• 15.056 and we bid him consider well the claims that have been urged,
• 16.027 Personally I am only too ready to consider all your claims carefully,
• 16.027 in my own claim.
• 16.039 I am willing to let it stand against all my claim,
• 18.035 since so many have a claim
• 18.035 to lay aside all your claim,

Sun

Indeed. The sun was shining. That makes me smile. Perfectly Imperfect.

• 1.008 The sun was shining,
• 1.076 They meshed the light of moon and sun.
• 2.002 By that time the sun was shining;
• 2.030 Somewhere behind the grey clouds the sun must have gone down,
• 2.110 dug somewhere near to hide from the sun in?
• 3.026 when sun has been all day on the snow far up above.
• 3.034 with the early sun
• 3.044 “and the setting sun
• 3.047 and the sun
• 3.050 and the sun dancing on the water.
• 4.002 let loose by mid-day sun upon the snow,
• 5.036 Sun on the daisies it means,
• 5.146 the sun came out from behind a cloud
• 5.149 But they don’t like the sun:
• 5.149 and keeping out of the sun;
• 6.001 till the sun began to sink westwards –
• 6.045 The sun had long gone behind the mountains.
• 6.067 that could look at the sun unblinking,
• 7.001 with the early sun
• 7.002 The sun was still close to the eastern edge of things.
• 7.008 where the sun sails
• 7.014 in the sun,
• 7.045 and filled with the light of the westering sun which slanted into it,
• 7.089 the sun had fallen behind the peaks of the Misty Mountains
• 7.105 you must not stray outside until the sun is up,
• 7.111 We have been about looking for Beorn ever since the sun got up;
• 7.132 The sun had only just turned west when they started,
• 7.133 but soon the sun rose red
• 8.002 Occasionally a slender beam of sun
• 8.004 long after they were sick for a sight of the sun
• 8.004 and lived at times for long whiles without the light of the sun;
• 8.042 The sun was shining brilliantly,
• 8.043 that had been lightened by the sight of the sun
• 8.131 in the twilight of our Sun
• 9.064 Luckily there was no sun at the time to cast an awkward shadow,
• 10.006 The sun had set when turning
• 10.035 And grass beneath the sun;
• 11.013 until the sun began to sink towards the forest,
• 11.029 As the sun turned west
• 11.029 Soon he saw the orange ball of the sun
• 11.032 The sun sank lower
• 11.032 a red ray of the sun escaped like a finger through a rent
• 11.037 the sun sank,
• 12.042 The sun was shining when he started,
• 12.097 in the sun,
• 13.048 A misty sun sent its pale light
• 13.050 And I never expected to be so pleased to see the sun again,
• 13.051 they shivered in the sun.
• 13.065 and saw the wintry sun going downwards to the West.
• 14.008 His wealth is like the Sun,
• 17.005 and setting of a few suns,’
• 18.052 and a bright sun,
• 18.053 and looking backward they saw a white sun
• 19.029 By caves where never sun has shone,

Moon

Oh, my. Oh, this is delightful! Oh, look at the very first one!

• 1.070 and was swept away into dark lands under strange moons,
• 1.076 They meshed the light of moon and sun.
• 1.081 The mountain smoked beneath the moon;
• 1.081 Beneath his feet, beneath the moon.
• 2.031 and a wandering moon appeared
• 3.010 for the moon had not risen.
• 3.040 The moon was shining
• 3.042 They can only be seen when the moon shines behind them,
• 3.042 it must be a moon of the same shape
• 3.042 in a crescent moon,
• 3.047 the first day of the last moon of Autumn
• 3.047 when the last moon of Autumn
• 3.049 “None to be seen by this moon,” said Elrond,
• 4.003 perhaps that very next last moon of Autumn
• 6.033 There will be a bit of moon,
• 6.033 Not that they mind the moon much,
• 6.048 The moon was up
• 6.049 It was wolves howling at the moon,
• 6.050 in the forest under the moon
• 6.052 in the moon as he peeped out.
• 6.067 Also he could see the glint of the moon
• 6.086 and there with the light of the moon on a hill-side rock or a stream
• 7.008 and the moon walks,’
• 7.023 on the top of the Carrock at night watching the moon
• 7.103 The moon set sail upon the gale,
• 7.106 a splash of white on the floor came from the high moon,
• 7.133 and into the night beneath the moon.
• 7.136 in the moon watching our camps.
• 8.131 and Moon,
• 11.029 and faint was a thin new moon above the rim of Earth.
• 11.032 The little moon was dipping to the horizon.
• 11.037 the moon was gone,
• 12.097 like rain upon the Moon!’
• 14.020 The moon is rising.
• 14.021 and as he came the moon rose above the eastern shore
• 14.023 in the moon –
• 14.024 white in the sudden dark under the moon.
• 14.025 The waxing moon rose higher
• 15.017 the third night back from now at the rising of the moon.’
• 19.003 The moon is far whiter
• 19.010 and the moon shining through an open window.
• 19.011 The stars are in blossom, the moon is in flower,
• 19.014 Fall Moon! Dark be the land!
• 19.015 What time by the moon is this?
• 19.030 And under mountains in the moon.

Wire

I’m pretty certain that after this poem is complete I’m going to run to the Chapter 15 reprise so we can compare. Shall we?

• 1.076 The dragon-fire, in twisted wire
• 8.106 bobbing on a wire.
• 15.039 The dragon-fire, from twisted wire

Twist

I am fascinated by the change in what is wrought of twisted wire between chapters 1 and 15…

• 1.076 The dragon-fire, in twisted wire
• 5.009 in spite of a twist
• 5.111 when we twisted that nassty young squeaker.
• 7.134 their branches twisted,
• 9.005 and the elf-guards sang as they marched along the twisting,
• 9.038 and twisted
• 9.060 and twisted off down the stream,
• 13.044 that hung twisted on their hinges
• 14.025 It twisted the white fog into bending pillars
• 14.043 twisted upon the floor of the shallows.
• 15.039 The dragon-fire, from twisted wire

Hang

And, yes, I checked for “hanged” as well.

• 1.007 hung down below his waist,
• 1.017 and hang
• 1.027 He hung his hooded cloak on the nearest peg,
• 1.028 and hung his things up
• 1.032 he said when he caught sight of Dwalin’s green hood hanging up.
• 1.032 He hung his red one next to it,
• 1.046 and a white hood were hanging on the pegs,
• 1.050 Then they hung up two yellow hoods
• 1.051 and his own hat hanging on the pegs.
• 1.076 The flowering stars, on crowns they hung
• 1.110 and in his hall there hung a large one
• 1.114 that hung about his neck
• 2.113 hanging on the walls –
• 4.005 There they were sheltering under a hanging rock for the night,
• 6.057 and hung his arm down as far as ever he could.
• 6.058 and tongues hanging out.
• 6.070 with their tongues hanging out,
• 8.001 and hung with lichen
• 8.083 when they’ve hung a bit,’
• 8.084 Don’t hang ’em too long,’
• 8.085 and hang ’em dead for a while.’
• 8.088 till it came to a dozen bundles hanging
• 8.104 and came back to their trees where the dwarves were hung.
• 8.104 if a spider had not luckily left a rope hanging down;
• 8.105 If he cut the string which hung him up,
• 8.107 and from hanging most of the night
• 8.108 But there were still five dwarves hanging at the end of the branch
• 8.110 and skin hanging on a tree.
• 8.110 and then we’ll hang him head downwards for a day or two.’
• 9.058 and how much longer he would be able to hang on,
• 9.061 This had a shingly shore under hanging banks
• 11.026 till they hang down the cliff to the valley
• 12.014 could dimly be seen coats of mail, helms and axes, swordsand spears hanging;
• 13.034 and finding still hanging there many golden harps
• 13.044 that hung twisted on their hinges
• 14.028 his black hair hung wet over his face
• 15.039 The light of stars, on crowns they hung
• 16.036 and hung before them
• 17.031 that hung to his knees,
• 19.036 and red hung on the gate,
• 19.039 His sword he hung over the mantelpiece.

Crown

Oh, my! Look at the beautiful variety of crowns!

• 1.076 The flowering stars, on crowns they hung
• 7.009 and wore a golden crown,
• 8.048 A woodland king was there with a crown of leaves,
• 8.071 sat a woodland king with a crown of leaves upon his golden hair,
• 9.005 On his head was a crown of berries
• 9.005 In the spring he wore a crown of woodland flowers.
• 10.035 His crown shall be upholden,
• 15.039 The light of stars, on crowns they hung
• 18.027 Dain has crowned their chief with gold,
• 19.002 And throne and crown perish