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1. Seeking the Jewel

Immeasurable gem, brilliant and white,
to be worn upon the hand,
changing the hue of all else that may there linger.

I know some who own you well.
Beholding their joy, ever boundless, ever deathless as am I,
I find good cause to seek you out, and draw you in,
as a breath.

The patience of an Elf have I, for what is time to me?
But ah, when Night falls and pulls the cork from her flask of stars,
it is the glint of your facets that I long to find.
Come, glittering treasure! Ensnare my searching eyes!

The nightingale consoles me,
as I whisper for you into the darkness of the wood.
Sweet is her song to hear indeed,
though I listen only for the texture of your voice in my ear.

Love, I shall hold you gently one day,
and your sister, Desire, too shall be mine.
I would have you dance unto the breaking of the World;
to the changeful cadence of my unceasing heart.

Tho I yet hold you not near,
always shall I hold you high;
higher than sits Manwë in his tallest tower.
Higher still than The Mariner, sailing Varda's starry Sea.
Above a Moon's silver or Sun's gold;
above any Silmaril wonder.

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: Lasbelindi

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 05/27/03

Original Post: 04/18/03

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