The credit for this week’s choice goes to my sister in law. She has extensive knowledge of hard rock and metal music, so I asked her for a song about the moon and stars. Next to a piece from Lindemann, she gave me this tip: “Song of Durin” by Clamavi De Profundis. In all honesty, I had never heard of the song, but since I have blogged about Tolkien and Lord of the Rings before, I thought it’d be a perfect match for my blog.

‘Song of Durin’ is a poem by Tolkien from ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’, a reply from the dwarf Gimli as the hobbit Samwise Gamgee complains about Moria. When I play Lord of the Rings Online, I always complain about Moria as it’s dark, and I always lose my way. So I have to agree with Sam here. But I love this poem. As stated in this informative blog post, it gives the race of dwarves depth and their own background. They are a race of beings with pride and a shared identity. Only Tolkien has managed to write so beautifully about this race. I hope you enjoy the poem and the musical version.

Song Lyrics Sunday is a prompt by Jim Adams, other entries can be found here: