1. Finrod's Promise
You will see Valinor; even you will see Valinor.
Although the Kindler from Mount Everwhite
has uplifted her hands like clouds—even though
all paths be drowned deep in shadow—
Valimar is not lost to those from the East.
You shall see Valinor. Even you shall see it!
Although darkness lie on the warring seas,
mist will not veil the Pass of Light for ever.
Although the leaves fall fallow-gold
through numberless years, shifting and drifting,
you shall see Valinor—you shall—
the far green country under the swift sunrise.
Together we, beneath the blue vaults of Varda,
will see stars tremble in the queenly song of her voice
--and I, I will refill the cup for you.
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