Arwen Unbound: 1. Arwen Unbound

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1. Arwen Unbound

They found you at dawn,
The child of evening blown
And caught in the last dusk
Of Lorien. Its soft jaws
Enclosed you like peace.
A leaf lay in your hand.

About your high brow
Were bound the cracked gems
Of your last thoughts:
Did you follow him then
Treading with fierce grace
The beds of boughs unknown?

You would not be tracked.
The wake of your passing
Less than a note, Luthien's
Twilight-singer lifted and trilled
No more. Its last gift was a dirge
Caught and crowned in the throat.

Upon the heart of Cerin Amroth
You saw the circles of the earth
Lain wide and rayed
Open like stars. No mortal goes
Alone: You dreamed of his breath
And the footsteps of archers.

Overhead the gold mallorn
Murmured and sang, but did not mourn.

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: Theniel

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 4th Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 09/07/03

Original Post: 08/19/03

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