Short, Occasionally Sweet: 53. The Image of Lúthien (Arwen)

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53. The Image of Lúthien (Arwen)

By dawn she was surely far enough away. No feeling of slow time and deep peace, that she thought the normal state of Arda, to thwart her here.

Arwen reached out into the land. The field lay expectant, but in the grip of winter still. Hoarfrost tingled, slick and cool under bare toes. A deep breath. Dancing across the field, she poured her heart and will into a song of spring. Expecting a riot of growth, she turned to mark her path, seeing only a faint trace where the ice had melted under her lightly passing steps.

Image. Not substance.

 The Lay of Lúthien

 And her song released the sudden spring,
Like rising lark, and falling rain,
And melting water bubbling.
He saw the elven-flowers spring
About her feet,

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: Gwynnyd

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/08/09

Original Post: 11/16/04

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