Stars and Swords: 1. Stars and Swords

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1. Stars and Swords


High and ordered are the stars of night.
The Swan, the Archer, Eagle, Ship; I traced
their brilliant patterns with a child’s delight.

The Swordsman, belt with shining jewels laced,
kept me and those I loved from harm, from dark.
His blade held high, it glimmered cold and chaste.

Swordsman, see this field? No patterns mark
the bodies where they fell. My sword robbed light
from eyes of those that came within its arc.

My sword is stained with blood, yours clean and bright.
High and ordered are the stars of night.

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: flick

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 06/07/03

Original Post: 05/30/03

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