1. Water and Flame
Some say in flame.
And if dear Atalante's slaughter
Should foretell, I hold with water.
For as the wave from furthest West
Ascended Meneltarma's height,
Gift once possessed
Proved then our plight.
But fate denies an end so grand
To Western sons;
Orodruin's ash expands
And e'er we start, the East has won.
For I have seen it in my stone:
The burning plains, the Cruelest Eye.
We stand alone;
The West shall die.
 This poem is written in the style of Robert Frost's poem "Fire and Ice".
 ATALANTE: Alternate name for Numenor.
 MENELTARMA: mountain on Numenor
 GIFT: A reference both to Numenor itself (a gift of the Valar to the Men who had fought against Sauron) and to death (which was originally a gift of Iluvatar to all Men).
 ORODRUIN: Mount Doom