The Mask of Gil-Galad: 1. The Mask of Gil-Galad

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1. The Mask of Gil-Galad

In the midst of the marshes
Where the Dead lie unwaking
Safe are the slumbers of Orcs and Elves
Where Men fell in their legions
As ere the World's breaking
In the midst for them all is the Mask of Gil-Galad

Fell here a King
Of the Noble Kindred
Spear by his hand and a song on his lips
By Death from the
Deathless Folk now sundered
Yet still wears a crown does the Mask of Gil-Galad

Eyes watch the stars
That see no longer
Sings still the mouth whose voice is slain
Withered are sinews yet,
To look at, the stronger
As lies there in glory the Mask of Gil-Galad

Seek not the road
Through the misty Marshes!
Paths there are many yet one only is true
And travelers chancing this road
In their marches
Behold in horror the Mask of Gil-Galad

Across Sundering Seas
His shade yet awaits
And counts in ages its tale of years
It rues now the curse
And the Battle it hates
Where it laid down the Form and the Mask of Gil-Galad

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: Mar'isu

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/18/06

Original Post: 02/18/06

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