Vain Songs, The: 22. Kill: XX

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22. Kill: XX

Things fall apart...

Children, children.
When did Morgoth begin to panic so
to send out child worms to spew his filth?


A baby Glaurung, fell dragon, burbles at Fingon
and holds up two green-gold claws.
The prince shakes his great braids
and holds up his crackling blue sword.

Glaurung invokes Morgoth.

Fingon cries violence,

and aims, as ever, for the
enemy's right wrist.

He saws off a paw. Poison hisses
to the earth.

He wounds, wounds, wounds,
and his world, defiled by blood
is also washed clean with it.

His eyes glint terribly. He sees
Quendi, so many,
frozen to no more speech.

Day gives way to night.

Glaurung spews a sobbing breath of fire.
Fingon laughs, and the final shard of ice
in his being melts.

The centre holds.

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: Ëarmírë

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: 1st Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 07/14/04

Original Post: 08/02/03

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