53. The Image of Lúthien (Arwen)
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 LúthienAnd 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,
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