drabbles and poems - serious: 8. drabble Silmarillion

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8. drabble Silmarillion

Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin
(red sky at morning, sailor take warning…)


The beating of swan-wings opened his heart to the soul of the sea.

Standing wave-girt on the strand, he embraced both brother and fate, and passed through the Mountains of Shadow.

Hope stopped at seven gates, whispering a secret name to each - but even the voice of a god could not make them believe. Darkness burrowed beneath the ivory walls; a mole in Gondolin’s garden. Soon the White Tree’s golden flowers would fall, ragged petals like tears flowing down Sirion’s face.

Death.

But before he followed the swans-wing home, the sea sparkled and gave birth to the evening star.

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: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 11/24/03

Original Post: 08/13/03

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