June 16th, 2016

gift-giving

"Idle Grievances" by Amy Fortuna

Author: Amy Fortuna
Title: Idle Grievances
Rating: G
Theme: Waiting
Elements: "But from Valmar no message came, and Manwë was silent. He would not yet either forbid or hinder Fëanor's purpose; for the Valar were aggrieved that they were charged with evil intent to the Eldar, or that any were held captive by them against their will. Now they watched and waited, for they did not yet believe that Fëanor could hold the host of the Noldor to his will."
Chapter 9: Of the Flight of the Noldor
Author's Notes: The sestina is one of my favourite forms of poetry and it was great fun to write this one about this particular sequence. In-universe, I like to think it was written by Maglor, either on the spot as they depart from Tirion, or shortly thereafter - in any case, before Alqualondë.
Summary: As the Valar wait, Fëanor departs from Tirion.
Word Count: ~350

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