Assorted Drabbles: 10. To the White Lady - Una's birthday drabble

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10. To the White Lady - Una's birthday drabble

To the White Lady, from the Steward, upon our Wedding-Day

When, in disgrace in my dead father's eyes,
I solitary bewept my bitter state
Troubling deaf Valar with unspoken cries,
And look'd towards the East and curs'd my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Vaunted like him, with confidence possess'd,
Desiring Boromir's undaunted scope,
With living brotherless contented least;
Yet thinking thus, myself almost despising,
Haply I look'd on thee; and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sang hymns at Aman's gate.
Now joy's anticipation such wealth brings,
This Steward scorns to change his state with kings.

~~~

"The Lord Faramir was walking alone in the garden of the Houses of Healing... but his heart was heavy, and he looked out over the walls eastward. And coming, the Warden spoke his name, and he turned and saw the Lady Eowyn of Rohan..." The Return of the King Book 6 Chapter 5, The Steward and the King.

With apologies to Mr. W. Shakespeare for shamelessly plagiarising his Sonnet No. XXIX; the vastly superior original may be easily found by Googling for "Shakespeare sonnet 29".


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.

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Author: Azalais

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 06/11/11

Original Post: 07/16/04

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Inspiring Drabbles - 15 stories - Owner: Elena Tiriel
Elena Tiriel's favorite drabbles (vignettes of precisely 100 words), drabble multiples, or drabble series from Tolkien fanfic; a very personal and eclectic list of drabbles at HASA that have touched me in some way. See Inspiring Stories for a list of favorite stories of other types.
Included because: See Olórin I was in my Youth in the West that is Forgotten; a perfect gem of a drabble with hauntingly beautiful language.

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