Voices of Middle-Earth: 19. Elegy for Boromir

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19. Elegy for Boromir

~*~Elegy for Boromir~*~ Be at peace, son of Gondor… Farewell, my fallen comrade too soon you lie at rest when this flailing earth had sore need of your stance. There was a legend in your gaze, a torch in your being, an anthem that muffled the clamor of the hungering in your soul. Would I could have stilled it with the hearty bread of friendship without the shameful help of shaft or blade! How did such a small Thing come between us? So often did my eyes ride on your strength; your words rolled bloodied maps before my sight, banners that drooped like hair of widows, children who played with charred horse bones and the feathers of felled doves that chalked the streets in trampled snow. Then I heard victorious hymns, smelled white blossoms from a branch that maidens plucked to strew your path amid the metal fervor of warm bells that once knew only silence grey as thirst. Your laughter was as the splashing of a stifled bath that burst afresh from the bosom of a haggard land. Now all are stilled. You lie as a tree ripped down in the summit of its fruition, in the shadow of a spiked and jealous tower. Vainly will your city keep her vigil. Vainly must I weep for the kinship bonds of gladness that should have been our own the fragment of my heart you tore from me. But I shall strive with what I have been given to bear your torch, staunch the wounds of those for whom you undertook this mission, strew your path and pen a joyous epilogue for the parable of your ruin. Brother, close your eyes, let your spirit drift as a sail upon the wind that finds its truest rest on white forgiving shores. Dream in peace.….

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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