Poetry of the Sea: 1. Poetry of the Sea

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1. Poetry of the Sea

Had Círdan to describe himself, he would say he was a pragmatist, preferring the daily goings-on in his busy demesne, the tangible work of his hands, to flights of fancy.

But his was the soul of a poet. It spoke – not with pen and paper – but in every graceful line of his ships, each melody the wind played in their rigging, each song their keels made cleaving the waves of the Sea.

And in each day faithfully waiting, until – at long, long last – the last ship would bear him away from the Hither Shore towards his dream, his greatest desire.



- "...I will dwell by the grey shores until the last ship sails." (RotK, Appendix B, The Tale of Years, The Third Age)
- "Nonetheless it is said that for love of his kin and allegiance, Círdan was the leader of those who sought longest for Elwë when he was lost and did not come to the shores to depart from Middle-earth. Thus he forfeited the fulfilment of his greatest desire: to see the Blessed Realm and find again there Olwë and his own nearest kin." (PoMe, Part Two, XIII, Last Writings, Círdan)

28.07.11 My muse finally consented to come back after a long hiatus.

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: Imhiriel

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 07/28/11

Original Post: 07/28/11

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