Bitter Valentine's Day Poetry Challenge

Eowyn, my fair one

1. Éowyn, my fair one

   
   
   

Éowyn, my fair one, my ever fierce love,
Thou art as steel, thy heart as stone
Shieldmaiden, hast thou yet learned the language of the sword?
O shall I teach thee flesh and bone?

Hair so bright though head be bowed
And thy throat so white, that catches whimpers
Knowest thou not that sword seeks lodging there first, robs tongue of speech?
O shall I teach thee the power of whispers?

Tip of blade, trace breast to belly,
Spread limb from limb, seeking lips
Shieldmaiden, hast thou yet learned the language of the sword?
O shall I teach thy tongue to trip—

On taste of flesh, that war feasts on?
On body's bones before thee biered?
Knowest thou not that sword seeks lodging there first, robs tongue of speech?
O shall I lay thee down, my dear?

Bloodless beauty, bosom bitter
Blessèd he who breaks thy heart
Shieldmaiden, hast thou yet learned the language of the sword?
O shall I teach thee what thou art?

Heart and hands, hair and hips
Thigh and leg and throat and loins
Knowest thou not that sword seeks lodging there first?
Eyes and bowels, ears and breast,
Flank and finger and flesh and groin
Shieldmaiden, hast thou yet leared the language of the sword?
O shall I teach thee how to fear?


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: Dwimordene

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Rating: General

Last Updated: 03/15/04

Original Post: 02/17/03

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