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.|
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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