Touch the Water: 1. Touch the Water

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1. Touch the Water

The watchman waits;
the world is dying, and he cannot see.
His eyes are full of sails.
If I could weep.
If I could weep.
Wake me from sleep.

My lady, my long life
has been a dream of golden longings,
and it is fading.
Earth, I am your daughter.
Woods, I am our daughter,
and I touch the water.

The ships are waiting.
My people, how could I think of staying?
Watchman, I fear so.
The magic is gone.
The magic is done.
I've forgotten the song.

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: Laura_L

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: Other

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 12/14/02

Original Post: 11/21/02

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