Captain of the Night: 1. One

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1. One

Captain of the Night

Boromir, O Boromir,
beyond the veils of earth you tread;
What watches keep you, there Beyond?
What greets thy sword and great horn's song?

Rauros, mighty Rauros Falls
keeps close the secret of thy rest,
Yet of one ship the whispers speak,
and one last voyage to the Sea.

Thence no tale hath ever told
if Sea or Stars claimed thee at last,
but I shall look not to base earth,
for thou wast made for other work.

Are you a captain of a guard
that keeps the watchtowers of the night?
Tall and stern I see thee now,
with stars of Peace upon thy brow.

Do you stride a path of stars
between the Void and mortal Earth?
Do you keep evil from the skies,
and swift as night bid Shadows fly?

Look to night's great dome and there!
a star in fiery arc doth fall;
Is this but dust from heaven spent,
or celestial foe in last descent?

Boromir, O Boromir,
sound out thy horn and call thy host;
As once thy sword defended earth,
may heaven know true knighthood's worth!


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: ErinRua

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: Other

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 06/19/04

Original Post: 05/22/04

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