Nainie, the Lament of Endore: 1. Nainie

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1. Nainie

Where are the old ones gone, who loved us always?
They are gone over sea, in tall grey ships.
Borne into the West.

They were made here, for us, as we were made for them,
But another land stole their hearts;
For the great ones loved them dearly,
As was intended.

We remain as we were made,
But they grew in grace,
And diminished.
Others came after, more children:
The doomed do not love us as the fair ones did.

The white gulls drew them to our shores
And they departed,
Their songs no longer heard.
How we miss them.

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: SheBit

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 4th Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/05/04

Original Post: 01/24/04

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