Voices of Middle-Earth: 24. Answers

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24. Answers

The follow-up to "Questions", as suggested by Eruanna--many thanks to her for the idea! ~*~Answers~*~ My dearest friend… through the crystal rains and miraculous air I see your face. In the stillness of the star-shower and murmur of eternal tide I hear your voice. Your questions drift as urgent feathers on the breeze or small boats salt encrusted which I catch in both hands and hold to my heart as best I can. Never think you failed me. You know there are some wounds only the Divine can cure. I cannot teach you the rightness thereof; you must learn it for yourself as I do now. Still, no action that issues from the heart is ever wasted. All you have done and will do lays a foundation of might and gladness, sows fields of health and color for those about you, and those to come. All the joy that is mine now was bought by you and I wear it as a favored child in jeweled abandon. Never think that I do not return your love; sometimes I wish I had two hearts, one scarcely seems enough to contain the bursting cataract that springs therein. So sweep your mind of all doubt and in the firelit chamber of the night lie still and listen, you will hear my voice as a streamlet through the clouds and in the mystic pool of dreams I'll serve you answers on silver plates. Forgive me what I've put you through; I would have spared you any hurt if it had been within my power. But let the flow of time and work, song, delight and pleasing memory wear away all crags of grief and smooth them into luster fine that all will rejoice to walk upon. I've renamed the brightest Star for you, the hope unquenchable that warms my skin and dries my hair in the sacred lake of day. Some fine morning we'll view it together, as once we were, unblinded, and you will know once and for all that you are indeed my second heart.

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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