Dorthonion Immortal: 1. Dorthonion Immortal

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1. Dorthonion Immortal

In Northern lands the sun is cold, the ground is hard and dead,
The groaning ice your lullaby and granite for your bed.
No birds sing in Dor Daidelos, so look for me elsewhere:
You'll find me on a windswept moor with heather in my hair.

In Eastern lands the rivers wend about the mountains tall,
But oh! to me the bluest peak is nothing but a wall,
And though the caves are lined with gold, it's not enough for me:
My treasure is the golden gorse beneath the alder tree.

In Southern lands the woods are warm, the grass grows ever green,
From Doriath to Nargothrond the earth has blessed been,
And all her peoples prosper, but my love is for my land:
You'll find me climbing corestones with a catkin in my hand.

In Western lands the sunset is extinguished by the sea,
And Hithlum is a haven but a home she'll never be,
So even though the end of day burns with a beauty bright,
I'll linger here and watch the tarns reflect the starry night.

The bravest men were mothered here that e'er their country served,
And by our deeds her name is for eternity preserved:
Therefor her wonders now I sing that when our time is done,
The world will still remember we were once Dorthonion.

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: Halfwest

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 1st Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 11/11/05

Original Post: 11/11/05

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