Bitter Valentine's Day Poetry Challenge

Maeglin's Song

1. Maeglin's Song

Please give me suggestions, okay? And please don't scoff too loudly if you must. I know this sucks.
Thanks to Dwimordene for being so kind, and my lovely beta readers.
* * * * * * *
Maeglin’s song

The birds lament for my abandoned soul,
And sing for me their songs of woe.
Her heart towards me is forbiddingly cold,
Her eyes, mere contempt hold.
The stones in my dwelling are covered with ivy and mold,
For now their master must carry a heavy load.

Long I have stalked her among the white walls,
Yet her heart had turned to another.
My love is desperate and cannot be fulfilled,
For her father is the brother of my mother.
She danced under the starlight in this fair land,
and how I wish to be beneath her feet!
My heart is broken and refused to be mended,
For her beauty is beyond any other.

The moonlight wass in her hair,
And stars were in her eyes.
“Would you not love me, Idril the Fair?”
Tearing my heart out, I cried.
She did not answer, she would not care,
And even if she did, it would be lies.

Though she was once my life and my all,
I must find something else to love.
As distant as the light upon the hither shore,
She is no longer mine to claim.
The mines shall be my abode,
Bright jewels I shall adore.
Yet no gem shall ever surpass her brilliance,
Not even the Silmarils of Feanor.

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.


In Challenges

Story Information

Author: Simbelmynë

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Rating: General

Last Updated: 03/15/03

Original Post: 02/09/03

Back to challenge: Bitter Valentine's Day Poetry Challenge

Go to story: Maeglin's Song

Keyword Search

Search for key terms in Challenge, Nuzgûl & Oliphaunt titles and descriptions.

Results are ordered alphabetically by title.