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A small part of "The Lay of Leithian" by J.R.R. Tolkien [Aug. 17th, 2003|08:50 pm]
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J.R.R. Tolkien wrote in "The Lays of Beleriand" ( a wonderful book):
"And thus in anguish Beren paid
for that great doom upon him laid,
the deathless love of Luthien,
too fair for love of mortal Men;
and in his doom was Luthien snared,
the deathless in his dying shared;
and Fate them forged a binding chain
of living love and mortal pain."

This poem, which is thousands of lines long, tells the story of the love between Luthien Tinuviel and Beren. My userpic is a painting of Luthien by Alan Lee. It's the most beautiful thing I've ever heard, and for all you lovers of poetry out there, I guarantee you'll love it.
Personally, I can relate to it in a way that I can't even describe--it's like my soul is connected to it because it's so beautiful. It's hard to explain. Anyway, you'll love it!