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The Solution
by Bertolt Brecht

After the uprising of the 17th June
The Secretary of the Writers Union
Had leaflets distributed in the Stalinallee
Stating that the people
Had forfeited the confidence of the government
And could win it back only
By redoubled efforts. Would it not be easier
In that case for the government
To dissolve the people
And elect another?
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Tolkien
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: the glory and fall of Numenor with assorted kings, elves, Maiar and Valar
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] breath-art

Why this piece is awesome: A beautiful work from one of my favourite Silmarillion artists. The colouring in this piece is not as bright and jewel-like as in many of the artist's other works. But to my eyes the more sombre palette adds to the gravity of the piece. The way the colours darken from the top towards the bottom also cleverly illustrates the progressive darkening of Numenor as can be seen in the various depicted scenes from its history.

Link: glory and fallen of Numenor

The Two Trees by jankolas (SFW)

20 August 2016 21:23
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Tolkien
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Telperion & Laurelin
Content Notes/Warnings:
Medium: copper wire, stone, glass, silver & gold paint
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] jankolas

Why this piece is awesome: This is such a cool and pretty work. I love the way the trees sparkle and shine.

Link: The Two Trees

London Below by mtomsky (SFW)

20 August 2016 20:23
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Neverwhere
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: various
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: layered and stained, laser-cut plywood
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: mtomsky on DA
Why this piece is awesome: Oof - apologies for the gap in posting more Neverwhere fanart, but RL's been hammering me with deadlines. Will fit the rest in before the end of August, promise! This is a beautifully detailed layered woodcut of London Below. I love the intricacy and the design, and the more I look, the more details from the book I notice. Really amazing work - and of course, click to see it up close.
Link: London Below
[personal profile] kay_mulan posting in [community profile] poetry
Song of Solomon 1King James Version (KJV)

1 The song of songs, which is Solomon's.

2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.

3 Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.

4 Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.

5 I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

6 Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.

7 Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?

8 If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents.

9 I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh's chariots.

10 Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold.

11 We will make thee borders of gold with studs of silver.

12 While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof.

13 A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts.

14 My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi.

15 Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes.

16 Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green.

17 The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.

King James Version (KJV)
Public Domain
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Tolkien
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: The Halls of Mandos
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] ralphdamiani

Why this piece is awesome: I love the dreamlike feeling of this work. It's like a memory of a vision, more than a depiction of a "real" place.

Link: The halls of Mandos
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Tolkien
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Yavanna creating Laurelin.
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: markers?
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] goraakkaya

Why this piece is awesome: This is such a wonderfully dynamic work. I love the way the growing power of Yavanna seems to rush outward in all directions and how she herself becomes part of what she's creating. Breathtaking!

Link: Yavanna and Laurelin

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