Tolkien-Inspired Limericks

Some of these limericks are funny and some moving. All were written by Grey Havens members after a challenge was issued by member Katy Colby. Most were read at our Tolkien Reading Day Event.

Ivan:

A hobbit named Proudfoot did eat
every morsel his mouth did meet
he sat and grew fat
— and what’s wrong with that? —
though now he can’t see his Proudfeet.

Steve:

Nimrodel sings soft and long
through currents of time deep and strong
and though she has fled
I believe she’s not dead-
at twilight I still hear her song…

Katy:

An Eagle of powerful form
Fearlessly flew into a storm
Said he, “Manwe’s lightning
Might seem quite frightening
But I’m sure it will do me no —

Clay:

A pony there once lived in Bree
Who wished to be free of Ferny.
He took up with some hobbits
With quest-er-ly habits
And now ‘Bill’ is more than happy.

Katy:

I once knew a Hill-man named Andy
Who thought Saruman’s plan was just dandy.
He said to his mateys
“When we meet the ladies,
Should we woo them with flowers or candy?”

Courtney:

There once was a hobbit named Merry.
His feet, they were ever so hairy.
Sent out on a quest,
He did his darned best,
The ring, there to Mordor, helped carry.

There once was a hobbit named Pip.
He always was hungry, more kip!
One day we was walking,
And a’sudden stopped his talking,
For he’d found some nice pipeweed; took nip.

There once was a wizard of Grey.
Who, bravely, let his life fade away.
From Morgoth, a balrog
Mechanism of evil, a cog
And since became Gandalf the White, this day.

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