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Rosie's Song, by Armariel

Author: Armariel
Title: Rosie's Song
Rating: G
Theme: April Poetry Challenge
Elements: Light (adjective)
Beta: None
Author's Notes: I'll probably put it to music sooner or later;)
Summary: Rosie Cotton rejoices at Sam's return.
Word Count: 177

Rosie's Song

Warm is the wind in the rue and the heather
dewy the dell where the ferns freely teem
fresh is the fragrance of earth newly plowed
cool is the mist of the low-hanging cloud
'neath birches and willows beside the mill stream.

Red are the strawberries ripe in the field
blue are the columbines wild in the vale
pink the sweetbriar that twines in the hedge
white is the clover-bloom, gold the broom sedge
silver the sunshine that warms your long trail.

Light is my step at the sound of your coming
my ears hear your voice in the haze-covered hills;
the Shire is all turned out, clad in spring-best
waiting to welcome you from your long quest
gay is the song that my heart sudden fills.

Now you've returned and the trouble has ended
soon you will clasp me and call me your bride
our mourning will be changed to dancing and cheer
our garden will flourish for many a year
our land we will heal as we work side by side!


( 15 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 18th, 2011 04:14 pm (UTC)
That's great! I can imagine a hobbit lass humming this and smiling while she goes about her day.
Apr. 18th, 2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks Shirebound! That's just what I was aiming for.:)
Apr. 18th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
Lovely, Armariel!! :)
Apr. 18th, 2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks Kaylee!
Apr. 18th, 2011 06:12 pm (UTC)
This is just beautiful, Armariel! I especially love the way you've used the imagery of all the plants and gardening language in the first two verses: very appropriate for Sam!
Apr. 18th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
Yes, I was sure plant/flower imagery would be most appropriate for Sam and Rosie--that was a given really. It's hard to make a springish poem that doesn't sound all trite and hokey. Glad you think mine works! Thanks so much:):):)
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Apr. 18th, 2011 11:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks Mews! I'm glad you think it fits. Maybe one of these days soon I can come up with some music for it....;)
Apr. 18th, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
It must have indeed seemed like Spring again for Rosie, seeing Sam suddenly turning up at the door with word of throwing out the ruffians and setting the Shire right again! Love the rhyme scheme!
Apr. 18th, 2011 11:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks Larner! I really wanted to write something springish and lighthearted this time around. Glad it works for you!

Apr. 18th, 2011 10:48 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, I loved this one! The pattern of speech and repetitive phrasing gave this a very Hobbity tone, and the word choice was excellent throughout.
Apr. 18th, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you Alphien! I'm glad you think it's hobbity sounding. That's what I was aiming for...although I wanted it to be a bit arty at the same time.

Apr. 20th, 2011 02:23 pm (UTC)
Such a lovely poem! I love the rhythm and can definitely imagine Rosie singing this, thinking about Sam and the joy of his return.
Apr. 21st, 2011 12:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks foxrafer! It was somehow difficult to write. But I was definitely in a springish mood.:)
Apr. 28th, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
Greetings, my dear - still at the very beginning of recovering from my Lenten fast from hobbity fic - but what a sweet poem, very lyrical and joyful. Always thought it was interesting that Rosie somehow knew, without knowing what she knew, when the Ring was destroyed and her Sam was all right and would be coming home.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)
Apr. 28th, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you Antane! And it's always good to have you back again...like spring flowers;)
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