Haudh-en-Elleth: 1. Haudh-en-Elleth

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1. Haudh-en-Elleth

in my memory
you wore a veil of light
and danced among the singing stars
upon the edge of night.

in my memory
you sang a song of gold
that haunted me in waking sleep
in echoes thousandfold.

in my memory
you were a flower fair.
I knew not that eternity
could wither and despair.

must you haunt my soul,
a promise unfulfilled
that twists a knife inside my heart,
forged of the flames of guilt?

as your voice recalled
the melodies of dawn,
mine now must sing a lay of woe
and hope defiled and torn.

in my memory
your hair was crowned with dew.
clad in shadows black
must I remember you.


Author’s Note:

Faelivrin – “the gleam of the sun on the pools of Ivrin”, the name given to Finduilas of Nargothrond by Gwindor

“So she died, saying at the last: ‘Tell the Mormegil that Finduilas is here.’ Therefore they had laid her in a mound near that place, and named it Haudh-en-Elleth, the Mound of the Elf-maid.
Túrin bade them lead him thither, and there he fell down into a darkness of grief that was near death.”

The Silmarillion – Of Túrin Turambar

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: 1st Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 08/01/04

Original Post: 07/12/04

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