Re: Speaking of poems.
- Stolzi@... wrote:
>This poem is one of the reasons I'm glad to be on the Mythsoc list.
> From: Stolzi@...
> I will leave off annoying the MereLewis list with this one in 1999 and give
> it an outing here, as my greeting to the MythSoc list for this year:
> * * * * *
> So clear, so silver-shrill, aloft and far,
> High over Narnia sings a star.
> He sings above, and here below
> In Lantern Waste a lamp will glow,
> Young fauns will sit in spellbound row
> To hear a tale of long ago.
> And in Cair Paravel tonight,
> The lamps are lit, the fires are bright,
> The wine is poured, and rulers great
> Sit in their wise and holy state --
> But all, like Lucy, with laughing heart
> (For she has chosen the better part)
> Now feel the rough embrace, now see the shining face
> Of Lion's love.
> Father of Aslan, Emperor over Sea,
> Send us, us too a light,
> Here where our earth falls deeper into night --
> A light from Thee.
Thanks so much. If you wrote this, congratulations, and if you didn't,
who did? ---djb
- Stephen Linhart wrote:
>I have a question for Ya'll and I think this must be the best possible groupok)
>of folks to ask. I'm working on a series of digital collages inspired by
>LotR. I just finished a series based on characters from A Midsummer Night's
>Dream which I've produced as prints and I'm working on selling (you can see
>those at http://www.stephen.com/dreams/ if you're interested). Now I'm
>working on scenes from Middle Earth. Not story elements, characters or
>famous locals; just little scenes that I'm collaging from photographs. For
>example, a close view of an abandoned cart and a bit of stonework in
>Ithilien, based on my mental image more than on the specific details of
>But here's my question... Is it ok (morally, legally, or whatever sort of
>for me to sell that picture as a print under the title "Cart in Ithilien"?This is a complicated issue which really needs advice from a copyright
>Or would that be inappropriately profiting from the LotR?
>Is there someone I would ask for permission? Do they take money for this
>sort of thing? Or is it different if it's artwork?
lawyer, which I'm not. It's quite possible that should you try to sell, on
a commercial basis, art based on Tolkien's work and using Tolkien's
invented names, you would run afoul of Tolkien's publishers, or the Tolkien
Estate, or Tolkien Enterprises. Tolkien is big business, protected by a web
of copyrights and trademarks, controlled by different bodies created for
tax or marketing reasons. Tolkien Enterprises handles licensing of most
anything other than books that has to do with _The Hobbit_ or _The Lord of
the Rings_, as an extension of the film rights owned by Saul Zaentz. They
claim rights, for example, to "Ithilien", as well as to a host of other
names of characters, places, and things in the two works. See their website
at <http://www.tolkien-ent.com/new/index.html>. It might also be advisable
to contact the Permissions department at Houghton Mifflin, Tolkien's
primary American publisher.