Fire And Water: 1. Fire And Water

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1. Fire And Water

I knew not of the flames that licked away my thoughts like morning’s dew on Anduin’s shores Nor of the light that pierced the clouds of ignorance to leave behind a starlit sea that’s deeper still. Come, tide, and drown the reasons that my heart dares not forget. Come, drown the life I lived in nightfall’s dust-veiled company. Come, flame, and burn away the loss and fill the emptiness with songs of fire, burn the past to naught but ash and dust. I crown thy brow with weeds and crimson thorns that tangle in the whispers of thy breathless vows. Betray me not, star-shadow, lest I fall, for in the silence of a shrouded dawn I trade my soul for thine and in thy downcast eyes I borrowed hope.

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: Ellisande

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 07/10/04

Original Post: 06/21/04

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