[Thoughts in Haiku] The Two Towers

Book Summary and Thoughts in Haiku on: The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings Vol. 2) by J.R.R. Tolkien

Boromir is gone
Treebeard and the Ent council
To fight Saruman

Riders of Rohan
Defeat icky, scary orcs
Meet man, dwarf and, elf

Wait, did you see that?
Aragorn saw an old man
Oh, hey! It’s Gandalf!

Resurrected, whew!
Used to be grey, now he’s white
More powerful now

To Rohan they ride
King Théoden, not himself
Fair Éowyn, pained

Wormtongue is evil
White Gandalf heals Théoden
Shoo, Wormtongue! Begone!

Battle at Helm’s Deep
Orcs almost prevailed fight, but
Rohan, allies win

Merry and Pippin
With Ents, attack Isengard
Defeats Saruman

Looked through  palantir
Pippin saw Eye of Sauron
And his battle plan

Gandalf takes Pippin
Off to Gondor they both go
Prepare for war, must!

Rohan gets ready
To aid Gondor if need be
Fight Sauron’s army

Meanwhile Frodo, Sam
Comes across Gollum, wants Ring
To Mordor they go

On the way they meet
Faramir — Boromir’s bro
Much nicer, he is

He lets them both go
Bids them luck, be careful quest
Gollum leads them… Trap!

Unconscious Frodo
Taken prisoner by orcs
Volume 3, let’s go!

I think the The Two Towers is my least favorite one in the trilogy. I’m not too sure why, but probably because after watching the film, the Battle at Helm’s Deep is the thing that I remember most. It made me quite sad to read (and see) that part. The parts that I liked about this book were the Ents, Rohan, Faramir, and Éowyn (who is my favorite character).

QUICK QUOTABLE QUOTES

  • “Fair speech may hide a foul heart.” – Sam
  • “War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.” – Faramir
  • “I am wise enough to know that there are some perils from which a man must flee.” – Faramir
  • “The wise speak only of what they know” – Gandalf
  • “Yet do not cast all hope away. Tomorrow is unknown. Rede oft is found at the rising of the Sun.” – Legolas

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5 thoughts on “[Thoughts in Haiku] The Two Towers

  1. Well done, Hazy! Interestingly, this is probably the professor’s favorite book! I always liked Eowyn too; she’s a great character. I love how you rhymed at the end! 😀

    Did you watch the Hobbit?

    • Thank you, professor! Interesting indeed. Do you have any favorite parts or chapters from The Two Towers?

      Eowyn is awesome, especially in book 3! I think that’s why I like the 3rd book best.

      I haven’t seen the Hobbit yet. I have the DVD lying around here somewhere, I think. Is it good?

  2. Okay, how did I miss reading the Fellowship of the Ring haiku last week?!?!?!

    Regardless, both are awesome and I particularly love this verse:

    On the way they meet
    Faramir — Boromir’s bro
    Much nicer, he is

    Hurray, Faramir!

    Can’t wait for the conclusion 😉

  3. Pingback: [Thoughts in Haiku] The Return of the King | Undercover Bookworm

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