Gilraen leaves for Rivendell by Himring

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Tree and Flower Awards, Poetry, First Place

Banner made by Zdenka. Photo credit: Linda Hoyland.


Farewell, the smoky cottage, farewell, the tear-soaked pillow!

A son of Elrond rides to my right, a son of Elrond rides to my left,

but I would not have chosen to leave the Angle,

did I not carry Hope of the Dunedain on my saddlebow.

 

Farewell, foresighted mother, farewell, my troubled father!

I will pen brief letters home without name or signature.

I would not have chosen to leave the Angle,

did I not carry Hope of the Dunedain in my arms.

 

Chilblains in winter, flooding in spring,

midges in summer— brief and hard the lives of the Dunedain,

but I would never have chosen to leave the Angle,

did I not carry the Hope of our people against my heart.




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