Loss: 1. Loss

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1. Loss

Disclaimer: All of Arda belong to Professor J. R. R. Tolkien.



When I was a child,
loss was a white feather,
weightless, soft as snow:
me on the beach,
and mother beyond.

When night came,
it became a silver beam
from a distant star:
father in the sky,
and me earth-bound.

Years later,
loss was just a bend
in the gently singing sea:
me on this side,
and Celebrían beyond.

And then,
loss came with a kiss, and a flick
of Fate's slender blade:
me in Arda,
and my Evenstar beyond.


After Nostalgia, a short poem by Yu K'uang-chung (1928 - ).


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: alena

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 4th Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 05/18/04

Original Post: 05/18/04

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