Voices of Middle-Earth: 12. Farewell Lullabye

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12. Farewell Lullabye

Sleep now, child of fortune and morning, sweetest bud of steadfast tree. You've but a few days to grace my arms with your faery weight before the waves do part us forever. How your purity wounds me with its songs of stainless snowfalls ghostlesss dreams tearless birthdays skipping joys. The petal softness of your cheek scorches the tips of my wondering fingers; the infant goldness of your curls binds my heart-strings to the point where I must nearly pray to die. I must go and you must bide. You cannot bloom in the shade of my pain your baby steps must not tread on my thorns. But lay your balm on the hurts of your father let your blossoms scatter round him spin rainbow hammocks and moonbeam tents. Let my smile dance from your eyes be his candle, crown and song. Stitch his banner with your name. Warm him with questions nurse him with mischief feed him with riddles the stars cannot guess. This blessing, such as it may be I lay upon you, that your hands may cup his heart in such a way that grief shall never be its ruin but only open doors of glory.

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: Armariel

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 04/19/11

Original Post: 01/09/05

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