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1. Passing

The sabled night will not stay for us, love,
Though you would pin it with ten thousand stars.
It flies on swift wings, an ebony dove,
All anxious to embrace the dawning sun.
You cannot force the darkness to stand still,
Though you would lace it to the silver moon,
And bind it with silken cords of your will.
Neither can I stay for you, meleth nin.

For I have heard the pale waters laughing,
Listened to whispered tales, from foam to strand,
Heard the sea-mews call, heard the whales singing
Tender lullabies in the silk-soft deeps.
Fare you well meleth nin, weep not for me,
For I will wait upon that hither shore,
And when you come, we'll let the Sundering Sea,
Gentle us to sleep with a thousand sighs.


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: Elen Kortirion

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 09/14/04

Original Post: 06/29/04

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