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MELO Round 1: The Departure of Boromir
They will look for his coming from the White Tower, but he will not return.
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Well - after 47 minutes trying to upload photos, I am proud and grateful to enter my first MELO - proud to be in distinguished company and grateful to be invited after many months off the site, by builders far more talented than I am. Without ado, I present the departure of Boromir in the category songs and poems...



Through Rohan over fen and field where the long grass grows
The West Wind comes walking, and about the walls it goes.
'What news from the West, O wandering wind, do you bring to me tonight?
Have you seen Boromir the Tall by moon or by starlight?'



'I saw him ride over seven streams, over waters wideand grey;
I saw him walk in empty lands, until he passed away
Into the shadows of the North. I saw him then no more.
The North Wind may have heard the horn of the son of Denethor.'
'O Boromir! From the high walls westward I looked afar,
But you came not from the empty lands where no men are.'



From the mouths of the Sea the South Wind flies, from the sandhills and the stones;
The wailing of the gulls it bears, and at the gate it moans.
'What news from the South, O sighing wind, do you bring to me at eve?
Where now is Boromir the Fair? He tarries and I grieve.'



'Ask not of me where he doth dwell -- so many bones there lie
On the white shores and the dark shores under the stormy sky;
So many have passed down Anduin to find the flowing Sea.
Ask of the North Wind news of them the North Wind sends to me!'
'O Boromir! Beyond the gate the seaward road runs south,
But you came not with the ailing gulls from the grey sea's mouth.'



From the Gate of Kings the North Wind rides, and past the roaring falls;
And clear and cold about the tower its loud horn calls.
'What news from the North, O mighty wind, do you bring to me today?
What news of Boromir the Bold? For he is long away.'



Beneath Amon Hen I heard his cry. There many foes he fought.
His cloven shield, his broken sword, they do the water brought.
His head so proud, his face so fair, his limbs they laid to rest;
And Rauros, golden Rauros-falls, bore him upon its breast.'
'O Boromir! The Tower of Guard shall ever northward gaze
To Rauros, golden Rauros-falls, until the end of days.'

Commentary: It was a toss between this or Hobbits in the bath, and I'm glad I chose this. My "brief" to myself was to create three mini-MOCs, one for each of the three winds of the song, one for each point of the compass with Boromir's funeral boat in the centre - with a little more time, I would have smoothed out some rough edges, and made more of the waterfalls and the Argonath... but the hour is late. If I don't see everyone in round 2, congratulations to all you talented builders, and I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else has created. Good luck!



Comments

 I made it 
  May 26, 2017
Quoting Michael Kringe Great job! I love how the Argonath statue looks like a huge grey minifig! Glad you came back to MOCoages for this contest! Good luck!
Thanks Michael, I never really left, just life took over. I started out trying to do a life-like argonath, then thought... Wait. He would obviously look like a minifig!
 I like it 
  May 23, 2017
Hi there, I truly like the waterfall and the boat and the overall presentation. I think it would look better if the argonauth would be in one color. Greetz and good luck, Elio
 I like it 
  May 22, 2017
Great job! I love how the Argonath statue looks like a huge grey minifig! Glad you came back to MOCoages for this contest! Good luck!
 I like it 
  May 20, 2017
Great work on the Argonath! Thank you so much for entering MELO 2017!!
 I like it 
  May 20, 2017
I like the Lego-ized statue! That was cool! The waterfall is smooth and really cool looking.
 I like it 
  May 20, 2017
Ooh... that Argonath is so cool! I like the last picture were Boromir is like "I'm still alive!" :)
 I like it 
  May 19, 2017
Nice job! I love that waterfall!
 I like it 
  May 19, 2017
Very nice! I'm a fan of the spilling water technique, looks great! And nice job with the stone carvings!
 
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