Dead City, The: 1. The Dead City

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1. The Dead City

A used battlefield grows quiet;
among strange escutcheons
the wind keeps silence;

and if one should return,
seeking the cold towers,
the glutted drain,

the windows that looked onto cliffs
and cliffs beyond them,
armed with steel and snow —

then there are high seats for his rest,
there are passes for the gates
flung down like dice;

there are robes of ivy
and the seeping fireweed
that he may claim, uncontested.


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: Wild Iris

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 1st Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/06/04

Original Post: 01/02/04

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