Red, White and Gold: 1. Blood and Fire

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1. Blood and Fire

Red upon the blades
Shining as sun lit ruby
Spilled upon the ground

Pale swans burn, sinking
Their red light a beacon bright
To mark the passing

The sea is crimson
Washing this sin from the shore
Flowing ‘bout their feet

They fight to the last
The silver elves of the Sea
Their blue cloaks red stain’d

The mothers cry out
Clasping their little ones tight
Their swaddlings red soaked

Where are the white ships?
Their masts are hewn and splintered
Decks scarlet and slick

What foul deed is this
That turns brother on brother
And turns red the sea

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: SheBit

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 06/14/05

Original Post: 05/12/05

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