One Ring

Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul,
Ash nazg thrakutulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Comments (6)

love this, love JRR Tolkien, but my personal favorite is All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter
Length does not determine how good a poem is. This is one of my personal favorites.
Long live Lothlorien and the glory of Aragorn the 1st! ! ! Undoubtly, THE most horrifying prophecy in fiction...and in reality perhaps. Tolkien's imagination=the weapon against logic!
loved this, but how can you comment on one of his shortest poems and ignore all the rest? the trilogy and all books by him are the best
This is the abosolute best poem Tolkien ever wrote. Tolkien is the smartest author ever.
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