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This is a list of poems written by J. R. R. Tolkien (years are the date of composition, if not stated otherwise). For songs/verses found in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, see Songs and Verses.

  • The Battle of the Eastern Field 1911
  • From the many-willow'd margin of the immemorial Thames 1913
  • The Voyage of Eärendel the Evening Star (The Book of Lost Tales 2 267-69) 1914
  • The Bidding of the Minstrel 1914 (The Book of Lost Tales 2 261f.,269f. )
  • Tinfang Warble 1914 (The Book of Lost Tales 1 107f.)
  • Goblin Feet 1915
  • You and Me / and the Cottage of Lost Play 1915 (The Book of Lost Tales 1 27f.)
  • Kôr 1915, published as The City of the Gods in 1923 (The Book of Lost Tales 1 136)
  • Kortirion among the Trees 1915 (revised in 1937 and in the 1960s, The Trees of Kortirion)
  • Over Old Hills and Far Away 1915
  • A Song of Aryador 1915
  • The Shores of Elfland 1915
  • Habbanan beneath the Stars 1916
  • The Sorrowful City 1916
  • The Song of Eriol 1917 (The Book of Lost Tales 2 298ff.)
  • The Horns of Ulmo 1917
  • The Happy Mariners, published in 1920, composed in 1915
  • The Children of Húrin (begun in 1920 or earlier, continued to 1925) (The Lays of Beleriand)
  • The Clerke's Compleinte 1922
  • Iúmonna Gold Galdre Bewunden 1923
  • The Eadigan Saelidan 1923
  • Why the Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon 1923
  • Enigmala Saxonic - a Nuper Inventa Duo 1923
  • The Cat and the Fiddle: A Nursery-Rhyme Undone and its Scandalous Secret Unlocked 1923
  • An Evening in Tavrobel 1924
  • The Lonely Isle 1924
  • The Princess Ni 1924
  • Light as Leaf on Lindentree 1925
  • The Flight of the Noldoli from Valinor 1925 (The Lays of Beleriand)
  • The Lay of Leithian 1925 - 1931 (The Lays of Beleriand)
  • The Lay of Eärendel 1920s (The Lays of Beleriand)
  • The Nameless Land 1926
  • Adventures in Unnatural History and Medieval Metres, being the Freaks of Fisiologus 1927:
  • Tinfang Warble, published in 1927, composed in 1914
  • Progress in Bimble Town 1931
  • Errantry 1933
  • Firiel 1934
  • Looney 1934
  • Songs for the Philologists, with E.V. Gordon et al., published 1936:
  • Bagme Bloma
  • Éadig Béo þu!
  • Frenchmen Froth
  • From One to Five
  • I Sat upon a Bench
  • Ides Ælfscýne
  • La Húru
  • Lit and Lang
  • Natura Apis: Morali Ricardi Eremite
  • Ofer Wídne Gársecg
  • The Root of the Boot
  • Ruddoc Hana
  • Syx Mynet
  • The Dragon's Visit 1937
  • Knocking at the Door: Lines induced by sensations when waiting for an answer at the door of an Exalted Academic Person 1937
  • The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun, published in Welsh Review, December 1945
  • Imram (The Death of St. Brendan) 1946 (published in Time and Tide, December 1955, Sauron Defeated 261ff,296ff)
  • Elvish translations of Catholic prayers (ed. Wynne, Smith, Hostetter in Vinyar Tengwar 43, 44, 2002), composed in the 1950s:
  • The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
  • Bombadil Goes Boating
  • Errantry
  • Little Princess Mee
  • The Man in the Moon Stayed Up Too Late
  • The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon
  • The Stone Troll
  • Perry-the-Winkle
  • The Mewlips about the fictional Mewlips
  • Oliphaunt
  • Fastitocalon
  • The Cat
  • Shadow-Bride
  • The Hoard
  • The Sea-Bell
  • The Last Ship
  • Once upon a time 1965
  • Bilbo's Last Song 1966 (first published as a poster in 1974)
  • For W. H. A. in 1967 in Shenandoah
  • Narqelion published in 1988 in Mythlore
  • Mythopoeia published in certain editions of Tree and Leaf, republished in 1999 in an edition of Tree and Leaf in England only.

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