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1. Wait for me - Éowyn

Dark is the night when life comes to end.
Will you not wait for me - Éowyn ?

Could you not try to reach for life still ?
No, you leave now breathing a last sigh.
Wait for me then on the other side,
in the shadows, in the gleaming light.

Nearest of all you were, golden-haired,
ivory-haired, kite in the air, soars free,
high-minded and unfettered, will touch
me never so lovingly again.

Light shows the way when life comes to end.
You wait therein for me - Éowyn.

Editor's notes:
Found by Gilromir between the 'Faramir parchments' as noted in ‘Early Emyn Arnen Poetry’ collected by Gilromir around 180 F.A.; authorship of the then nearly illegible and by now further faded original has been ascribed by the discoverer Gilromir to Faramir, first Prince of Ithilien, based on the handwriting style.

A/N: A kite (milvus milvus) is a medium-large bird of prey, see Milvus Milvus which has been described as 'the most beautiful bird of prey in Britain'.

Gilromir (star horse jewel) was to my knowledge not mentioned by Tolkien, this name is not referenced in the HoME index.

[first version written 29-Sep-2004 for Tanaqui’s birthday]

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Story Information

Author: elanor of aquitania

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 4th Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 10/29/10

Original Post: 11/06/04

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Wait for me - Éowyn

Cuinwen - 29 Oct 10 - 8:13 PM

Ch. 1: Wait for me - Éowyn

Very nice.  The scholar's notes are a fine touch.

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