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1. Ships of Umbar

Gems on silky clothes,
Fellows brave and bold,
Ships of Umbar carry
Nothing but the gold!

Various roads a sailor finds -
Merry women, scarlet wines,
Blood in battles, wine at feast,
Sail is black as a raven's wings!

To the Death, the beast of prey,
With a royal gift we pay -
Not with coins and other trash, -
With the bloody human flesh.

Flying with the western wind,
We are bane of Gondor's lands,
Loyal children of the sea,
Lady Fortune's loving friends!

Golden clothes and sail is black,
Scarlet snake is on the flag,
No ship is coming back
With no haul!

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: Winterborn

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 11/15/06

Original Post: 11/15/06

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