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Lothlórien by Ness

Author: Ness
Title: Lothlórien
Rating: G
Theme: Nostalgia
Elements: happy
Author's Notes: I am not so sure about how this turned out. I did try.
Summary: When Arwen returns to Lórien after Aragorn's death she remembers a happier time.
Word Count: 100


Unshod I walk among niphedril and elanor
as we did together once, laughing, many years ago.

Now my feet are cold and there is nothing but silence.

Here in fair Lórien I beheld you anew. I made my choice, gladly.

A season of happiness:
you were full of mirth, a light in your eyes.

It was a carefree time. Spring turning to summer: hope and new life in abundance.

Like a dream it seemed and yet not so. For I could feel your hand touching mine.

When we were walking under the star-lit sky on Cerin Amroth
my heart rejoiced.

Comments

( 26 comments — Leave a comment )
kayleelupin
Nov. 30th, 2015 08:39 pm (UTC)
Beautiful and sad. I think you did very well indeed, capturing Arwen's last thoughts in Lothlorien.

Kaylee Arafinwiel
nessrealta
Nov. 30th, 2015 10:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Yes, it turned out quite sad considering the prompt was "happy" but I guess I just can't do fluffy!
shirebound
Nov. 30th, 2015 09:10 pm (UTC)
A season of happiness

Indeed, a single season must have seemed like all she had with her beloved. But oh, what a love story.
nessrealta
Nov. 30th, 2015 10:49 pm (UTC)
Indeed, what a love story...I think it is quite sad that they never went back and visited Lórien together once more - the place where they fell in love and were happy - so the time there must have seemed like a dream...and then for Arwen to return there when it was all deserted *shivers*
ignoblebard
Nov. 30th, 2015 10:26 pm (UTC)
It's nice to see this done as a poem. As difficult as a drabble is, making it a poem is much harder. Nicely done.

Edited at 2015-11-30 10:27 pm (UTC)
nessrealta
Nov. 30th, 2015 10:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! I have never written from Arwen's pov before and I usually don't do any romantic themes at all so I was a bit insecure about this. I'm glad that it turned out ok!
mews1945
Nov. 30th, 2015 11:20 pm (UTC)
So sad, but her memories are happy ones.
nessrealta
Dec. 1st, 2015 08:28 pm (UTC)
There's a lot of sadness and happiness intertwined here...I always thought it was very sad that Arwen went back to Lórien when it was all deserted, it must have been so different from how it was during the happy times she spent with her family and with Aragorn.
periantari
Dec. 1st, 2015 03:52 am (UTC)
How bittersweet and poignant!
nessrealta
Dec. 1st, 2015 08:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
dreamflower02
Dec. 1st, 2015 04:41 am (UTC)
Just lovely! Both sad and yet filled with the memory of great joy as well.
nessrealta
Dec. 1st, 2015 08:13 pm (UTC)
I am glad that you liked it!
hhimring
Dec. 1st, 2015 07:03 am (UTC)
It works well, happiness still shining through grief.
nessrealta
Dec. 1st, 2015 08:16 pm (UTC)
I am glad that it works!
blslarner
Dec. 1st, 2015 07:39 am (UTC)
The memory of that happiness is so well expressed in the near-desolation of the now. Well done, and well framed.
nessrealta
Dec. 1st, 2015 08:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
starbrow
Dec. 1st, 2015 08:50 am (UTC)
Oh, this is so full of the memory of happiness that it nearly brought me to tears. There's nothing quite so sad as remembered happiness. Perfect!
nessrealta
Dec. 1st, 2015 08:17 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you so much for your kind comment.
silver_trails
Dec. 1st, 2015 02:04 pm (UTC)
It was only a season for her, even if for Aragorn was a lifetime of happiness. Loved this.
nessrealta
Dec. 1st, 2015 08:25 pm (UTC)
I am happy that you like it, thank you.
engarian
Dec. 1st, 2015 03:38 pm (UTC)
This fully fits the criteria and Arwen's mood and memories after Aragorn's death seem perfectly encapsulated here.

- Erulisse (one L)
nessrealta
Dec. 1st, 2015 08:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I am glad that it works so well.
ceshaughnessy
Dec. 2nd, 2015 09:26 pm (UTC)
Lovely and sad...
nessrealta
Dec. 2nd, 2015 09:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
lignota
Dec. 5th, 2015 12:44 am (UTC)
This is beautifully written! I think it came out very well, and says a lot in a few words.
nessrealta
Dec. 5th, 2015 09:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for your kind comment!
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