How Do I Love Thee Challenge

Colour of Ice, The

1. The Colour of Ice

The Colour of Ice


To Earth I came o'er Grinding Ice,
And cold I was through blood and bone,
And hardened like a sword forged thrice,
Refined and faceted like stone.

Still, on the pain I honed my blade,
And sharp and fierce and fell I grew.
And if, neath Ennor's timeless shade,
I wept, there were yet none that knew.

But there, in darkness, water-bright,
Like white-winged hawk beneath the trees,
With hair the colour of starlight,
He dwelled, and laughed, and was at ease.

As silver as the ice that e'er
Had been my torment, and with hand
Ungentle, but with spirit fair
And proud he was, Prince of that land.

Warmth he kindled with his gaze.
His heart, as strong as steel, annealed
My own, and gave me back the days,
So by his harshness I was healed.

And if a gem, in him I then
Was set and there I found my place.
And all my tempering and pain
Seemed worth it just to see his face.

Though many a year we've been apart,
And ice has crept back, hoar and cold,
Over my spirit and my heart,
The love we bear does not grow old.

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: Marnie

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Rating: General

Last Updated: 03/31/03

Original Post: 03/29/03

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