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1. Dreams of Middle-earth...

Beneath the Stars that Shine

The tree-woven lands of Middle-earth
My heart desires to know…
A place that now only those
Who walk in dreams may go…

Yet on the wings of dreams I fly
‘Cross sundering seas of Time,
And find you there upon the shore
Beneath the stars that shine.

With beckoning smile you bid me come
And we mount swift steeds of white,
We ride like silvered thunder
Through the misty, sapphire night.

We walk the deep-green forest paths;
Through moonlit meadows run,
And I long to see the wood by day
And the river in the sun…

But too soon the dawn with strokes of gray
Has tinged the Eastern sky,
And we must say our fond farewells
And to the coastlands fly.

For you must away to your far land
And I must away to mine
But ever we will share this dream
Beneath the stars that shine.

Beneath the glittering stars that shine
Two hearts’ dreams are intertwined
In love for a land where they cannot go;
One who knew, one who longs to know
The Tree-woven lands of Middle-earth
Where we meet -- and walk -- in dreams…

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: Ithildin

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Other

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 07/11/03

Original Post: 06/11/03

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