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Rhythm Metre and Voice Placement in Character and Temperament

2: 'Rhythm, Metre and Voice Placement in Character and Temperament'

 

( Aspects of the planetary types in the characters of J.R.R. Tolkien

Initative :K.H.Finke-Poetry, and metre out of the colours: K.V. Rudolph)

 

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

 

Frodo   (Adonis) -..-.                                                 Sun :AU white

 

Now I'm the bearer; - I have the one ring

Given to me by - Bilbo, my uncle;

Strong be my courage. There is an old and

 

Dangerous magic - which brings together

All of the power, - ancient and mighty

Bound to the nineteen - rings forged by elfsmiths.


Sauron, the tyrant - ruler of Mordor, 

then forged the one ring, - seeking to give it 

Power to conquer - all of the others.

 

I am a hobbit - seeking for balance,

Needing to banish - such domination.

Fires of doomsday - will melt it down!

 

Destiny calls for - this grim decision.

In this eventful - Council of Elrond - 

Each will discover - what he can offer.

 

Right at the centre - holding together

All of our striving - for this endeavour:

'Destroying the one ring - fashioned by Sauron.'

 

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2

Legolas    (Dactylus, Spondee endings)Moon _.. :EI or I,  violet


Though I am  - yearning for action, I'm patient.

Now overseeing the - whole situation,

Tasks which are - needed to - further our fight.


With my taunt - bowstrings, excelling as marksman,

Strong elven - powers do - sharpen my senses,

Deep in the - hearing and - keen in the sight:


Scan o'er the - lay of the - land, swiftly noting

How far we - are from attaining our purpose,

Whether we travel by day or by night.


And, as the - hour of departure comes closer.

Timing our - footsteps to - follow the questing:

Signs will be - noticed, from - nature's own might.

 

Deep in the - wisdom of - our ancient moon-lore

There lie the - teachings of - our faerie races

Preserving the - goodness, we - live in the light.


Not being - mortal, I - deeply remember

All of the - legends, as - kinsman of Elrond:

'One ring of - power' and -  Middle Earth's plight!  

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3

Gimli   (Iambic) Mars ._ and  (Amphibrachus) ._.  :AA  red 


A sturdy dwarf I am and will

To join my forces with the fighting,

With sword and axe, to forge my way.


To fight the foe with stalwart stance,

To win the battle we are facing,

I rise before the break of day.

 

To fight for freedom of all folk,

Be strong my heart and swift my striking.

Against the onslaught of the fray,

 

Against the ills of dominance,

Against the orcs that blight the earth-land,

Go forth and fight without delay.

 

To forge the copper and the gold

The jewelry of worth untold,

The glory which no word can say!


To honour halls of ancient lore

To strive for victory and win,

I vow; let come whatever may!

 

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4

Merry and Pippin.    (Paon 3 and 4).  Mercury   ..._  and   .._.  :EE yellow

 

We are the friends - coming along - as we want to:

Hobbits we be - from the fair shire - how we long to

Be part of this - daring foray - we are seeking:

 

To do the deeds - helping the cause - the ring-bearer.

Since we were young - lively as kids - we've known Frodo.

We pulled some pranks - quick as a wink - we succeeded!

 

Do want you want - we will decide - how to serve you,

Being as one - all will be won - we're devoted.

Tricks in the past - were all in jest - now we're keeping

 

Easy and true - going to do - all we need to,

For Middle Earth's - mystery quest - with the one ring.

We'll be alert - stepping in time - you'll be seeing!


Our wits are quick - eloquent words - will be flowing

To save our skins - will be a feat - and we'll meet it.

Adventure fun! - we'll work as one - as we see fit.

 

No one can tell - what we'll all need - as we travel.

Take us along - sure as can be - we will help you.

Doing the good - fixing the ills - we are willing....

 

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5

Aragorn      (Anapaest).  Jupiter   .._  :O  orange

 

Carry on - despite odds.- Warm your heart.- Stride along!

Travel has - always been - in the steps - of my path.

Though my clothes - may be worn,- I am firm - in my goal.


All the trails - we will tread - all the trials - we will meet

Are the steps- on the way - to the good - end we seek.

Circumspect - I keep watch - o'er the group - take the role.

 

 Overview - is my scene,- spotting things - that aren't seen.

Being just - I don't judge - right away.- We are free.- We are one

Company - of the ring - and our work - for the day - will be told.


Keenly seek - to be friends - all for one - one for all.

For the way - to the goal - is unite - inwardly.

Though we may - have to go - far apart - let's be bold!

 

Always hope - for the best - for each deed-that we do

If we stay - positive - then the good - will be near

Helping thoughts - for each one - to uphold - young and old.


If one path - does not work - we will strive - to progress

Make a point - to be clear - and to see - the whole plan

Find the best - route to take - and the best - way to go...

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5a. 

Boromir.      (Anapaest)    Jupiter.   .._   :O  orange


Tho
ugh my pride - is a flaw - I have come.

Long the road - from my land - to this place.

On the go: - on the paths - that I've roamed.

 

After much - wasted time - I've arrived.

A good deed - have I done - that I'm told.

Though I don't - like to brag - yes, by Jove!

 

Led to here - where we meet -to decide;

Let me learn - of the ring - and its might.

With my help - we'll prevail - o'er the foe.

 

Gondor knows - of my strength - and my will

To go forth - and take part - in this deed.

I will vow - to impart - all I know.

 

To insure - our success - in the quest

For the way - to defeat - Sauron 's might.

Those who lead - need to seek - for the trove.  


For a way - to use force - for the good.

Thus to make - peace at last - and abodes 

Where the folk - will have found -  heroes bold.

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6

Samwise Gamgee.    (Choriambus).    _.._                        :Ah green


Steady and safe - you are with me - Frodo my friend.

I'm at your side - knowing your needs - lending a hand.

Back in the shire - I pull the weeds - and cut the grass.

 

Everything blooms - under my care.- With faithful eye,

Working in peace - I try to bring - beauty to life.

Yet now the cause - calls for a change - let's make a start.

 

For you I'm here - feeling what's right.- You'll do the deed.

Carry the ring - to fires of doom - but not alone.

Samwise will go - following you - and play his part.

 

Harmony with - all of the group - is the best way

To come out right.- Let us all be - with the one thought:

Knowing how to - be friends with all - is a good art.

 

Danger may come - all will be done - whatever task:

Ready to trek - over the land - uphill and down.

And if need be - I 'll give my life;- here on the path.


But I'll be glad - when day is done - to return home.

Back in the shire - where I belong - in Hobbiton.

To this I swear - a solemn oath - with all my heart.

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7

Gandalf (Trochee ).                                       Saturn  _. + _._ : U blue

 

Now the long awaited trials - are confronting us.

Strength to all the brave and mighty - for the hour of fate

Comes to test elves dwarves and humans - both the old and new.


Long the puzzle of the ring lord - has been in my mind.

Saruman who once was worthy - has turned black with greed.

He who once had been my mentor - is no longer to

 

Be entrusted with good magic - he betrayed my trust.

Yet I seek through all my travels - but to find the truth.

Even sought to find the Gollum - though I never rue

 

Disappointments, I encounter - such as that poor beast.

He had once been the ring-bearer - and his mystery

Still may one day be of service - he may give a clue,


Taking care to watch our footsteps - move with caution here.

Discipline will help to keep us - safer and secure.

To fulfil our destiny will - need a selfless view.

 

For indeed whatever helps us - in our present need

To take stock, restore the balance - will to action lead.

Few responsible for many - sacrifice is due.

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Verses for the Days of the Week.      Johannes Hemleben

 

Sunday:

Thus speaks the light-filled

High towering ash

Tree of the golden Sun.

Oh man, be upright and noble.

Waste not thyself on what is unworthy;

Be mindful of thy human dignity.


Monday:

Thus speaks the silvery Moon in May 

Through the flowering cherry trees,

Whose blossoms open to fruit in summer:

'Oh man, transform like the plant

The lower into the upper; purify thy desires.

Ripen and gather the fruits of life.'


Tuesday:

Thus speaks the gnarled oak tree

Servant of iron Mars:

'Oh man, take root in the depths,

And reach to the heights.

Be stalwart and strong.

Be a fighter, 

Knight and protector.'

 

Wednesday:

Thus speaks quicksilver Mercury

Through the living growth of the elm, 

And their winged seeds:

'Oh man, bestir thyself,

Be alert 

Lively and swift.'

 

Thursday:

Thus speaks the maple 

With its wide spreading leaves, the tree of Jupiter

To whom tin is sacred:

'Oh man, overcome haste and hurry within thee.

Seek for hours of quiet

In which goodness and wisdom can be born.'

 

Friday:

Thus speaks the coppery Venus

Through the virginal white-shimmering birch

Which has shallow roots and drinks much light:

Oh man, work on thy soul

With tenderness.

Marvel at the beauty of the world.'

 

Saturday:

Thus speaks the leaden Saturn through the trees of the dark forest:

Through fir, cypress and beech:

'Oh man, feel responsibility for the need of the times

And the whole of mankind.

Take up with fervour and earnestness the tasks

Which life has given thee.'

 

Rudolf Steiner to Ita Wegman

 

I hold the Sun within me

As King he leads me to the world.

I hold the Moon within me.

She preserves my form.

I hold Mercury within me.

He holds Sun and Moon together.

I hold Venus within me.

Without her love all is naught.

She unites herself with Mars,

Who speaks my being in the Word.

That Jupiter may illumine the whole

With wisdom light.

And Saturn the mature 

May ray within the colours of my being.

 

  THE TEMPERAMENTS    (in 24 rhythms)

 

I 

Choleric:

 

Kreticus -.-

Take the torch; win the day; time goes on; never wait.

 Take the risk; live and learn; fire will burn; don't be late!

 

Iambic .-

The sun-is up-awake-at last-the deeds-await-now lend-a hand.

  To solve-the problems we confront-go forth-and help-in every land.

 

Anapaest ..-

Don't you see-that we must-turn the tide-lead the quest

 Seek wherever we can-leave no questions unasked.

 

Choriambus-..-

Have you no fear;-love will prevail-doing the good-finding the aims.

 Action will build-proof that the will-to overcome-is still the same.

 

Amphibracus-.-

What good times-are at hand.-Seek your path.-Go in peace-

 Many folk-are in time-to go on-finding ways-to be free.

 

Paon 4...-Let's make a move-let's get on board-try a new way.

 Give not a thought-of what is past-let come what may!

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2

Sanguine:

 

Paon 3..-.

How I want to-be a person-who loves others;- and we'll all be

 Close together-and be happy.-In the commune-all are friendly.

 

Tribacchus ...

Here and there-people have-so much fun-that they see...

 That's the way-to go on.-At that time-life's a breeze!...

 

Pyrhiccius ....

So if you please-step right up here-don't take a seat....

  Now soon enough-you'll find a friend-with sweets to eat...

 

Paon 2.-..

Just don't give up-no matter what-this week is it...

 I'll see you here-this very day.-Or I will quit...

 

Paon 1 -...

Be anywhere-do anything-when you begin...

 Don't make a plan.-Never forget-nature will win...

 

Ionicus 1--..

Love waits for none-just trust and see.-You'll find it when...

 The birds and bees-do hum and chirp.-Springtime is on...

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Phlegmatic

 

Ionicus 2..--

It's the main thing-while I'm waiting-I'm not boring.

 'Til I wake up.-you might see me-only snoring.

 

 Antipast .--.

And all morning-the farm garden-will need hoeing.

 The lawn mowing,-but I'm patient.-Without owing...

 

Dactyls -..

Money I'd-surely give-thankfully.-Listen to-others who

 Tell their woes.-Someone to-hear them say-what they do.

 

Trochäus-.

Now they-say the-hour is-coming-when we-need to-finish.

 But I-seem to-get done-later.-Slow and-steady,-catching fish.

 

Bacchius.--

Believe me,-what we need-is calmness.-This question

 Is unsolved.-Be peaceful,-understand-and be done.

 

Antibacchius--.

Creation-Tarnation.-It's always-in motion.-Solutions

 Are coming.-quite surely.-But only-follow evolution.

 

Melancholic

 

Epitrit 4---.

Chill bleak winter-thermometers-show exactly-shivering days.

 Despite dreadful-bodies aching-structure will stay!

 

Epitrit 3--.-

That's how it's done-statistical-accurate facts-just as I say.

  Standards are high-in this concern-quality pays.

 

Molossus---

Dark dark night-starry skies-inward drawn-by myself-I go on.

 Thinking of-consciously-paying mind-to the dawn.

 

Spondaus--

Fate brings-endless-trials.-Careful-mindful-planning.

 Doesn't-change things.-Facts are-valid-findings.

 

Epitrit 2-.--

Seeds in gardens-stay in darkness-holding powers-for renewal.

 Gardeners bring-all their skills to-cautious tending-with their tools.

 

Epitrit 1-.--

Though the tidings-be not evil,-still I wonder.-Be specific

All we're seeking-may not work out. But you'll call me - pessimistic.

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                           BIOGRAPHY COLOUR -RHYTHMS

                          (A Simplified Version for Workshops)

 

Yellow-Green.   -..-   (Before birth)

Now I descend

Back to the earth.

 

Yellow. ...-                   (1-7)

I learn to walk. - I learn to talk;

And I become - a child again.

 

Orange.   ..-                 (7-14)

I am free, and explore

See the world - all around.

 

Vermillion .-                  (14-21)

I meet - the day

And seek my self.

 

Carmine .-.                    (21-42)

I give of - my being,

And strive to - fulfil it.

 

Violet -..                         (42-47)

Think of the - many things

I have accomplished now.

 

Ultramarine -.                 47-56)

Look the - twilight - is approaching...

Silence now resounds within me.

 

Prussian Blue -.-              (56-63)

Mother night - comes anew;

Gives me peace - healing me.

 

Blue Green --                    (63-70)

Now to - rest and 

Metamorphose.

 

Green and White -..-.         (Afterlife)

Trusting believing, - here at the threshold,

Life is abounding - love is transforming.

 

 

© 2017 Katherine Rudolph Exploring The Word in Colour and Speech