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1. There and back again

When last I looked upon the Hill
Breathing the spring's fresh air
I shivered for the morning's chill
But still that day was fair


When last I looked into the brook
Sweating for summer's heat
Onto the surface I have looked
Where merry fishes meet


When last I looked upon the road
To say farewell at last
Heaving my burden, heavy load
And watch the trees go past


When now I see the way before
Darkness engulfing all
I quail, I falter more and more
But still I shall not fall.


When now I see that mountain strong
My breath it takes away
The road is gloomy, strenuous, long
How long I keep up I can't say


When now I feel you touch my hand
I know that I am safe
For even in so dark a land
You will clear any haze


When now I look into your eyes
I see hope shines there still
I know beyond the shadow lies
A road to take us home
Where on the Hill we'll stand again
And breathe the morning's chill

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: Lily

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 04/28/04

Original Post: 03/04/04

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