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Fighting the Long Defeat: 1. Villanelle

Long years I have fought against evil’s blight,
I have seen darkness rise and darkness fall
yet our Doom is laid, we shall lose this fight.

My people were born in the black of night 1
even then they ran from the Dark One’s call,
long years I have fought against evil’s blight.

In shadow our spirits burn fierce and bright,
as we shun its touch and stand ever tall
yet our Doom is laid, we shall lose this fight.

The Dawnless Day came and there was no light,
Men may win but either way we lose all.
Long years I have fought against evil’s blight.

My daughter is lost to Lúthien’s plight,
her love stands strong against Mordor’s dark wall
and yet, in the end we shall lose this fight.

Many fell and passed beyond my sight
as I saw darkness rise and darkness fall,
long years I have fought against evil’s blight
yet our Doom is laid, we shall lose this fight.

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A/N: This has some rather loose references to events that took place before the Third Age, but knowledge of them isn't really needed to understand the poem.

1 This refers to the awaking of the Elves at Cuiviénen. Although Valinor was lit by the Two Trees, Middle-earth lay in darkness under the stars.


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Last Update: 03 Apr 05
Stories: 15
Type: Workshop/Group List
Created By: Marta's Playlists


Stories I have read and liked, dealing primarily with interactions between members of the Fellowship.

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Author: Elvenesse

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 04/08/04

Original Post: 03/05/04

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