The Sun Also Rises by Linaewen

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This found poem has its source in the text found in "The Ride of the Rohirrim" (Chapter 5 of Tolkien's Return of the King).  Written for the September 2011 Hit the Books Challenge.


Ever-deepening gloom weighed down his heart.
"Wind is turning; morning will bring new things."
Yet he neither saw hope of morning
Nor felt any wind, changed or unchanged.

A weight of horror and doubt settled,
Time poised in uncertainty;
They were too late...

Suddenly, at last beyond doubt -- a change!
Wind in his face, light glimmering;
Clouds dimly seen, morning lay beyond them.

Arise! Fell deeds awake!
Spear shall be shaken, shield be splintered
Ere the sun rises!

Golden shield uncovered shone like the sun.
Morning came, and a wind from the sea;
Darkness was removed -- the sun rises!




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