Voices of Middle-Earth: 1. Aragorn, Upon Meeting Arwen

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1. Aragorn, Upon Meeting Arwen

When first I saw you I thought I had strayed into a dream. You flowed as a dizzying current waters entwined in purling skeins of shadows and skybeams curves and perfume and dusk. I longed for nothing but to cast myself in your stellar spray and feel it kiss each inch of my skin even if I be wrecked upon reefs of doubt and necessity. 'Twere enough to feel you beading my senses in liquescent gems drowning my pores in forgetfulness and facets. And so I plunged in, flinging aside the garments of all chafing caution carried and cleansed and taught scalded by snow, frozen by lightning. I drank of you deeply you hung from my lashes in crystal fever wept from my hair and crinkled the tips of my fingers and toes. The sable ropes of your hair kept me lashed to the mast the unquenchable stars of your eyes steered my course your skin my sail your voice the wind. And now the harsh snags of my soul you have smoothed. Your pearls have I set in scepter and crown. I know you will wear me away and then you will flow on bearing only my dust in your lonely undertow. So must it be, my Love until you reach the place where all streams converge in a clamorous torrent uniting forever in dark and fathomless bounty.

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: Armariel

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 04/19/11

Original Post: 01/09/05

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