The Complaint of Mîm the Dwarf
The poem consists of twenty-six lines of verse, and then continues with six paragraphs of prose, all of which composes one fictional work. It is a tale about the aging Mîm, lonely and bitter, and how he struggles with not being able to forgive.
It is unknown when Tolkien wrote The Complaint of Mîm the Dwarf, as well as where the manuscript is kept.
The original text has never been published, but a German translation was included in Klett-Cotta's anniversary volume Das erste Jahrzehnt 1977–1987: Ein Almanach (pp. 302-5), titled as "Mîms Klage" (translated from English by Hans J. Schütz). A one-paragraph summary of the poem and prose text was included in the second edition of The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide.
- Mîms Klage (The Complaint of Mîm the Dwarf) at TolkienGuide.com