|Celandine's Chronicle (celandineb) wrote in cels_fic_haven,|
@ 2011-12-16 14:35:00
|Entry tags:||lotr filks|
LotR holiday filk: From Valinor They Marched Away
Title: From Valinor They Marched Away
Characters: the Elves in Middle-earth recall the Flight of the Noldor
Length: 175 words
Summary: A Gondorian carol from the Fourth Age.
Note: Based on "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear".
From Valinor they marched away,
The Noldor brave and bold,
With oaths still lingering on their lips -
Dissension 'twixt them sowed.
"We shall seek out the Silmarils,
Whatever that may bring!"
The Valar knew not what to say
Or what these deeds might bring.
To Alqualondë went they then
And asked for ships to sail.
Denied, they drew their weapons out
And ventured to assail
The Teleri who'd done no harm
And wished to sail and sing.
The Noldor overcame them all,
In wicked Kinslaying.
The Helcaraxë soon drew near
As northward marched the throng;
But treachery raised evil thoughts
And some did the rest wrong.
For Fëanor and all his sons
Would not the ships back bring.
O bow your heads, recall the lost,
And lament for them sing.
But lo! through Grinding Ice some passed,
And Middle-earth would behold;
When with the rising of the Moon
They reached it unforetold.
Grim war would over all the earth
Its dreadful burdens fling,
Yet without deeds of fell prowess
Of what would Elves now sing?