Songs of Ennorath: 5. Gondorian Dirge

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5. Gondorian Dirge

Upon the way to Rath Dínen we sing
A lay of the dead and a song of the great.
Upon the way to the tombs we cry,
A path for his parted soul to create.

Ah! Warrior of Gondor,
We lay thee here now.
Ah! Champion of War,
We honour thee here.

Upon the field of a battle won
He defended brothers and slaughtered foes.
Upon a tomb adorned with gold
We lay him now here in repose.

Ah! Warrior of Gondor,
We lay thee here now.
Ah! Champion of Death,
We honour thee here.

His sword like the sun, his spear like the dawn,
His face as terrible as Tulkas himself,
Our warrior victored through pain and death.
His shield like the moon, his steed like the wind,
He sacrificed all to defend our hope;
May he live forever in song.

Ah! Warrior of Gondor,
Our King and our Lord
Ah! Champion of War,
We honour thee here.
Ah! Warrior of Gondor,
We lay thee here now.
Ah! Champion of Death,
We honour thee here.
May your journey be blessed.

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: pitya

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 11/21/08

Original Post: 05/21/07

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