How Do I Love Thee Challenge


1. kyrielle elanor



The sun rides low in winter’s sky
I watch the withered leaves blow by
But spring still blooms beside my door
With golden stars of elanor

The Lady sent them from her land
Your father planted each by hand
To cleanse the Shire of pain and war
With golden stars of elanor

Each golden heart conceals a dream
A captured sun, a brightest beam
Hope dwells inside our hearts secure
With golden stars of elanor

Still brighter is my girl of gold
The light my hands delight to hold
I fear no frost – and I adore
The golden heart of Elanor.



Elanor came from a literate lineage, and became the keeper of The Red Book- I thought she would not have taken for her own a man who could not write her at least one verse…

I don't have much of a grip on hobbits, so this pairing was a challenge. I liked using the kyrielle for this, it seemed to fit a Shire poem, breezy yet structured.

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: fileg

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Rating: General

Last Updated: 08/19/03

Original Post: 03/24/03

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