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Heart of Gondor - Linda Hoyland

Author: Linda Hoyland
Title:
Heart of Gondor
Rating: G
Theme: Beauty of Arda
Elements: fair, bare
Author's Notes:
Summary: Reflections on the the White Tree
Word Count: 119




Long years the tree stood, dead and crumbling,
Bare branches diminishing, snapping in the wind.
No tender care could halt the ravages of time.
Deep darkness fell and fierce fire blazed.
The City crumbled even as the tree.

Then light returned and a fresh breeze blew.
From the North, he came, Envinyatar;
Fierce flashed his sword felling his foes.
Afterwards, his hands brought healing.
For the tree, though; its time was past.

Tenderly he planted it, scion of Nimloth, even as he was scion of Kings.
Long had it awaited his coming, buried deep in the earth.
Swiftly it grew and put forth fair blossoms.
In the moonlight shining bright as stars.
Blessings had come again upon the land.



Comments

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blslarner
Apr. 16th, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
And the addition of the photo cinched the poem! Beautiful!
lindahoyland
Apr. 16th, 2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
shirebound
Apr. 16th, 2012 07:36 pm (UTC)
Nicely done. How I wish we could see that Tree ourselves.
lindahoyland
Apr. 16th, 2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I wish we could see the tree too.
virtuella
Apr. 16th, 2012 09:39 pm (UTC)
This is lovely. The tone is just right, the pacing, the imagery. Beautiful.
lindahoyland
Apr. 17th, 2012 04:33 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. I'm pleased you liked this.
burning_night
Apr. 17th, 2012 05:48 pm (UTC)
I like the comparison between the scion of Nimloth and the scion of Kings!
huinare
Apr. 18th, 2012 07:57 pm (UTC)
Tenderly he planted it, scion of Nimloth, even as he was scion of Kings.

I hadn't thought of it that way. Very true.

The photo is a nice companion to the poem.
foxrafer
Apr. 24th, 2012 01:19 pm (UTC)
Beautifully done, and the picture does add the perfect final touch. I especially like the line "Bare branches diminishing." You can both see and feel it.
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