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:


      1. Unfortunately, it is true that many of us share the same feeling about what it seems, that life, as we know it until now, seems to become more gray every day, wrapped in news that is increasingly sad.
        We will have to recover our arcane knowledge and put on the path of the emerald path, the path of unconditional love.


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