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1. The Jewel Of The Hunt



Jewel of the Hunt
A Terzanelle for Faramir



You drew your hand back, and your arrow flew
And I was brought down by the shaft’s sweet flight -
But what you’d done to me, you never knew.


I saw the feathered dart, I felt the bite.
I turned to meet your eye, my heart your prey
And I was brought down by the shaft’s sweet flight


I watched my old life slowly bleed away
And found to my surprise that I was free.
I turned to meet your eye, my heart your prey


I marveled at the gift you’d given me.
I knew that we could face the dark together
And found to my surprise that I was free.


I stroked the softness of the arrow's feather -
The sharp steel of your grey eyes pierced my heart
And knew that we could face the dark together.


I only thought of sorrow at the start.
You drew your hand back, and your arrow flew
The sharp steel of your grey eyes pierced my heart
But what you’d done to me, you never knew.






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Notes: Though Faramir’s name is usually translated to mean sufficient or adequate jewel, (which may say a lot about his parents), from the Sindarin word far, it should also be possible to translate it using the word faroth or hunt. It is a small stretch, but it seems to me a lover would want to put the best possible interpretation forward…







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.

Story Information

Author: fileg

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 05/17/03

Original Post: 03/24/03

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