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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