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1. Hope Across Helcaraxe

Hope Across Helcaraxë: Farewell

You and I: together we turned from flame,
To face the mists that like flowers bloomed
Before us; and the ice as bright
As the stars which lit your eyes,
As the courage which blazed anew in mine.

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You and I: together we walked
The narrow ways of loyalty and peril,
With heads bowed and the breaking ice to tread.
Hunger stayed your steps; your whispers spoke of pain;
But the hope in your clear eyes was yet undimmed.

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You and I: together we despaired
As the jealous, wrathful ice
Crumbled 'neath our child of silver-gold.
Faint yet fierce your cries rang out,
Love and desperation in your eyes.

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You and I: together we reached out.
All three of us now: hands touching.
Idril was a feather in my arms.
But you fell.
Star-maiden, hope-blessed: claimed by Helcaraxë's deathly womb.

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Ashes in my heart.
Cold tears in my eyes.
Your name on my lips.
Elenwe.
You and I: together we shall hope, and meet again.

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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: mistrali

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 1st Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 09/27/08

Original Post: 06/27/08

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