Bell: 1. Bell

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1. Bell

From far away a tolling bell
to wake me from my bed
and cries of wheeling, waiting birds
bring refuge from the dread

Come sunlight and come morrow-day
I’ve waited patiently
Outside my house you rise in time
but you are cold to me

There’s hollowness and haunted dreams
that food and drink can’t chase
No laughter of good company
can rocky paths erase

In this fair country, in the sun
my home is under hill
but when I hear the tolling bell
my heart will not be still

So fare you well, my childhood’s hearth
I’m riding to the sea
Where lithe, swift ship and wheeling birds
are waiting patiently

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: Eirene

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 03/19/09

Original Post: 03/19/09

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