Melyanna: 1. Melyanna

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1. Melyanna

He was my king, I was his light,

I was his gift; he was my life;

he coaxed the earth into a sprite

and called a spark of flame his wife.

He caught my raiment in a mesh

of love: I was the one beguiled.

He bound a spirit to the flesh,

filling her with his seed, his child.


We had the stars to watch our bliss;

the Heart of Fire to light our days;

the beaming moon. What was amiss,

that he should crave those other rays?

Was I so dimmed, that he must grasp

that blaze but mirrored in my face,

in matter hard, to kiss and clasp

and take to bed in love's embrace?


How could that poor, imprisoned light

encaged in starless times of yore

replace, what broke away in flight:

the star we lost, and find no more?

He did not tell me. He has gone.

Where once we loved the world turns grey.

Dark is the light that once I won;

Shall I await another day?

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: finch

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 1st Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 11/05/02

Original Post: 11/02/02

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