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1. The Valier

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The Valier

The number of their names
is infinite, so it's said,
as many, at least,
as there are breathes
in an Elvish life,
or silent grains of sand
since time began,
or drops of rain.

I've been singing
since the day I was born.
Still, I'll never manage
to complete the litany
of these faces, and melodies,
and voices that whisper
to the Eternal Feminine.

Dusky Vairë, an artist
and historian,
drew me into the labyrinth
with a silver thread.
And swift Nessa
led me out again:
she pierced me with laughter
and green sunbeams.

Vána is the stirring,
the flash out of the blue.
Maidenly Nienna,
stronger than tears,
more ancient than hope.
And Yavanna is the root
for all the flowers.

Varda the conflagration,
the tempest and the rose:
Ah Elbereth!
A glance of her eyes
would blind one with joy.

And at last,
when the music was lulled,
barely to be heard,
and the heart
had broken its fill,
then Estë laid her fingers
upon my forehead,
and I slept
as softly as snow.

--after Jaroslav Seifert

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: alena

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 08/07/04

Original Post: 08/07/04

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