Stranger: 1. poem

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1. poem

Why are you sad, O mortal stranger?

You have not ever been betrayed,

You had not to be an avenger,

You have never known fame or shame,

Neither victory nor defeat,

You have never seen Westernesse,

That is buried in waters deep.

Just its songs escaped the death.

But the winds of the cruel Time

Sweep away a lot of words

And the meanings of them have died,

They will not be in use any more.

Why d'you, stranger, shake your head,

With a curse through the clenched teeth?

Why can not you sleep in the bed

While the perished enter your dreams.

And you dream deserted lands

Lots of dying forever stars,

And the pain of alien men,

And the tears of the hurt afar.

Never will you depart for Aman,

Leave the prison-like Circles of Arda,

Dwelling under the fading Sun

And the far-away stars of Varda.


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: Winterborn

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 12/20/06

Original Post: 12/20/06

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