by Max Barry

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Region: Middle Earth

Ryfin wrote:How about a change of topic? What is everyone's favorite Tolkien poem or song? Mine is The Contest of Sauron and Felagund in the Silmarillion. Finrod is such a beautiful but tragic character and although he gets plenty of accolades I think he always gets sold short when people start discussing the greatest elves.

A strong second is The Song of Durin. I stumbled on it as performed by Clamavi De Profundis a year or two ago and loved it. I've been listening to it again and the more I do the more I realize how fantastic it is. If you haven't heard their version, it does a very good job of capturing the majesty and awe of Durin and Khazad Dum.

You know, I really agree with you about Finrod and I do enjoy that poem, though it is not my favourite.
I think (I say think, though I am very sure) my favourite is the Lament of the Rohirrim. Particularly this version of it:

Coming in second is Legolas' Song of the Sea, with some contest from The Fall of Gil-Galad and the Song of Durin

There are just so many! I like Treebeard's songs, the Road Goes Ever On (especially Pippin's version in the ROTK movie).
I could go on, but I've mentioned so many that I should probably let someone else chime in :)