How Do I Love Thee Challenge

Light Beyond the Darkness, A

1. Gilraen's villanelle

   
There is no cause to frown and say,
With doubtful glance and lip pursed tight,
“Gilraen’s lord is grim and grey.”

As lips pursue their questing way
And meeting eyes are sparked alight,
There is no cause to frown and say

“He is as January to May
And to my mind it’s not quite right
Gilraen’s lord is grim and grey.”

As cunning fingers creep and play
And muffled laughter fills the night,
There is no cause to frown and say,

As skilful tongue takes speech away
Down paths of many-hued delight,
“Gilraen’s lord is grim and grey.”

Now pleasure strains against delay
And dark dissolves in waves of light,
There is no cause to frown and say
“Gilraen’s lord is grim and grey.”

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: Alawa

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Rating: General

Last Updated: 05/12/03

Original Post: 03/23/03

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