HA Birthday Challenge

Gift of a Tree, The

1. The Gift of a Tree

Said Gil-galad, “From Númenor
On tall ships to this Hither Shore
A mighty beech, or so I am told
With silver bole and boughs of gold
A fitting gift, by any accord
For the Golden Lady and her Silver Lord
It would not blossom in my land –
Perhaps it wants a Lady’s hand?”

But Galadriel shook her head nay
And thereat she had this to say:
“Safer is Lórien for tender shoots
In good clean earth to put down roots
Trees want not for ring nor crown
But loving hearts and fertile ground
Great or mighty hands need not be
One day small hands may nurture a tree.”

Link to Illustration, The Gift of a Tree.

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.


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Author: Tenshi Androgynous

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/17/12

Original Post: 04/22/04

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