Tanka Time!

Tankas To His Love

1. First Series

The wet grains of sand
Cling to the hermit crab's legs.
His home goes with him,
And every beach he's wandered.
Good camouflage; lonely heart.

The great sea has wrought
A castle in the white cliffs
And a lonely arch;
If I could sail through that gate
Would you be waiting for me?

A friendless man walks
Further down his shadowed road
On the brightest days.
Three red rose hips blocked my way
And I chose another path.

I arose to find,
Trembling from thin stalks of grass,
Delicate white lace.
When you weave such tempting webs
How can we help stumbling in?

How many have trod
The old path through the thicket?
It is strewn with leaves
And no one knows where it ends.
The width is just right for two.

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: Elemmire

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Rating: General

Last Updated: 08/12/05

Original Post: 07/28/05

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