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Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien were just discovered

Lord of the Rings
No, the poems aren't about Frodo.

Anyone who has read “Lord Of The Rings” knows how prolific of a writer J.R.R. Tolkien is. So imagine how amazing it would be to unearth two never-before-seen poems he wrote way back in the 1930s. Well, that’s exactly what happened.

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Tolkien scholar Wayne Hammond noticed the poems had been mentioned by the author in a note, but were never widely circulated. They were, however, published in the 1936 edition of a small magazine at Our Lady’s School in Oxfordshire, England, The Huffington Post reports.

One of the poems, “The Shadow Man,” is about a lonely man who then meets a woman and their two seperate shadows become one. His other new poem, “Noel,” is a Chrristmas poem.

Now that the poems have been unearthed, the university is putting them on display so Tolkien fans can see them firsthand. Here’s hoping they will be re-printed so us here in the States can check them out as well.

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