Dark Songs of Arda: 1. One: Melkor

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1. One: Melkor

Only In Darkness

It was called the Song of the World

When light first came into being

And all that is good was given

To the angels up high to sing

All creation born in a song

All creation - life, love and stars

And then when I sought to join

The notes that I sang were named marred

It was said that the music I warped

It was said that I tarnished the tale

Cursed is my name in all tongues

Who but you, though, can say that I fell?

And you, who the story did spin

You alone do not say I was wrong

For only in darkness the light

And only in silence, the song


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: Joan Milligan

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 09/03/02

Original Post: 09/02/02

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