Halda: Shelob


Deep in the mountain pass
Down in the gaping dark
I lie in wait
Sharp of grinding tooth
Keen of glistening eye
I spy my prey

I crawled here long before
Dark tower, dark lord
And I serve none
Torech Ungol! Cirith Ungol!
The maw of shadow
Cannot be undone

I am Shelob

I weave my deceiving vision
Symmetric composition -
From my maddening maze
Sticky and sound
Spun round and round
There’s no escape

It stirs and currs inside
It turns and burns like fire
The hunger
I grumble and I groan
Crushing skull and bone
And on I lumber

Run, you little maggot!

Deep in the mountain pass
Down in the gaping dark
I lie in wait
Sharp of grinding tooth
Keen of glistening eye
I hunt my prey

They call me Shelob
Queen of the attercop
My venom thick with despair
I’ll hunt you down
Find you out there
Swallow you whole
Leave nothing to spare!