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Mormeril

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:12 pm
by Ellenar
Mormeril

O, rare the black rose that blooms in the darkness
though sharp the thorns, its fragrance is sweet.
Beautiful, bejewelled with silver-sheen
glinting with the fiery heart of stars.

Note: I have been engaged in long study of the mythology, its languages, and various other works of Tolkien. In a recent moment of contemplation upon the essay "On Fairy Stories", I began to "see" myself with new eyes; suspecting that another veil had been torn from me. It was at that time that I decided that the device of the Black Rose would become my personal emblem. It was then that I took upon myself the name Mormeril, to be my use-name, in the same way that Aragorn was called Strider and Ereinion was known as Gil-galad; for the device that her bore upon his shield. It was in meditating upon the name that the above verses came to me.

Re: Mormeril

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:03 am
by Calantirniel
It seems many of us have had some layers peeled off this week, pretty intense that last full moon - wow!! Lovely poem and while I do not yet know my latest revealing (and possibly "download"), I look forward to knowing more - about your unfolding as well Ellenar! :-)

Re: Mormeril

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:16 pm
by Ellenar
It's true, that there has been much internalization of new modes of awareness, within my life as of late. I feel transfigured, as if I am becoming something new and yet familiar.

Re: Mormeril

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:52 am
by Eruannlass
Suilad ~

The imagery in this is quite stirring, Elennar. I sometimes marvel at the number of names that have come to me since I chose to follow a 'Lore resonant' spiritual path, by my own choosing, as an expression of how my fellow mariners see me, or from more divine sources.

Rowan and I made a journey last night as part of our honoring of Lady Yavanna, and I returned from it knowing that I had reached a depth of entering/being in the Blessed Realm that I had not previously achieved, at least not to this degree of intensity, so I guess that could be another layer peeled away. I'll be detailing it in another forum, to keep your poem in the spotlight here.

Eruannlass

Re: Mormeril

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:56 pm
by Ellenar
I am beginning to understand why some of my most beloved figures, within the mythology, have several names attributed to them. Within the lore, names often reflect a specific aspect or virtue of a person's overall being. Alot of times, they are acquired when a person reaches a certain point of growth, development, or personal attainment. Thank you both for your kind words, and I look forward to reading your accounting of your journey, Eruannlass.