Sonnets of the Gondolindrim: 5. Death

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5. Death

Pain. Pain, and anger, torment for my soul,
My heart strings raked in never-ending pain,
I’m cloven into two, I am not whole.
I pray that all my toil shan't be in vain!
Limbs wrung and twisted, broken, cut and stretched;
My body just as spirit feels inside.
In squalid filth how many times I’ve retched!
To Idril in the darkness how I've cried!

But for thee, my Idril, I’d do aught,
And then my torment Morgoth would relieve –
Thou understand why this dark fate I’ve sought:
That thou’lt be mine at last I still believe.

O Gondolin! The Golden-budded Flower!
Thou at last hath seen thy final hour.

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: Nerdanel

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 1st Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 06/25/04

Original Post: 07/28/03

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