Tankas To His Love: 2. Second Series

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2. Second Series

Adrift on a rock–
The streaming water leaves it
By, green and gleaming.
The years rushing over you
Only increase your beauty.

Rain glazes with green
A young shepherd's quiet cove,
Kissing clouds of wool.
The stream has worn down these hills;
So you have worn down my heart.

A whisper in the grass.
Too late, too late; they are gone.
The nest is empty.
Am I wrong, love, to be glad
We had none for them to take?

Two mossy fingers
Touch over a rushing stream–
The wind sets adrift
Brazen leaves to blanket them
Both. An arch; a genesis.

Drip, drip–the new sun
Unbinds the vibrant pine bough
Imprisoned in ice.
Spring unwraps her gifts quickly.
Tears course down your cheeks–and mine.

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: Elemmire

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 08/12/05

Original Post: 07/28/05

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