Film Trilogy Challenge, The

Eyes like the Moon

1. A Haradrim love poem

In the cruel cold of these northern nights
I still hear your voice,
Woman with eyes like the moon.

Deeper than any of Gondor’s arrows,
Your gaze wounded me,
Woman with eyes like the moon.

White fingers flying over the handloom
Captured my poor heart,
Woman with eyes like the moon.

In a voice sweet like the summer melons,
Do you sing for me,
Woman with eyes like the moon?

How can the nightingales sing your beauty
Under different stars,
Woman with eyes like the moon?

Should death claim me under different skies,
Would you weep for me,
Woman with eyes like the moon?


Faramir gazed at the bloodied parchment for a long time. His face appeared calm, his hand was steady, but his heart was troubled. This soiled piece of parchment had been found on one of the dead Haradrim soldiers and his men had brought it to him, thinking it could be a message of tactical importance. The young Captain was the only one among them well educated in the Southern tongues. After reading this, Faramir wished he had never studied the various nomadic dialects.

Somewhere at the South, a young woman gazed at the North, waiting for her beloved to return. Night after night, cold and despair would pierce her heart, for her beloved lay dead under different stars.

Drawing a deep breath, Faramir folded the parchment and hid it under his tunic. Perhaps he could find a fitting place in the library of Minas Tirith for this poem.

As he stood up, he realized that his hatred for this accursed war grew stronger with every passing moment.


Author’s notes:

Apart from that scene in TTT EE, this poem has been inspired from various Arabic love poems I found on the net.

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.


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Author: Werecat

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Rating: General

Last Updated: 03/04/06

Original Post: 12/14/04

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