Seems I must do a Meme! This one is from wellinghall The idea is that when you see this poem you must then post one on own your LJ.
This though is from 'The Lost Road' which I came across again quite recently when reading all that early Numenor stuff. It stuck in my mind as it is a favourite piece of one of our Smial members and it reminds me very much of Sam’s song in the orc tower which is one of my own favourites [especially when put to the music of Caspar Reiff].
From the Song of Aelfwine
O Shore beyond the Shadowy Sea!
O land where still the Edhil are!
O haven where my heart would be!
The waves still beat upon thy bar,
The White birds wheel; there flowers the Tree!
Again I glimpse them long afar
When rising west of West I see
Beyond the world the wayward Star,
Than beacons bright in Gondobar
More fair and keen, more clear and high.
O Star that shadow may not mar,
Nor ever darkness doom to die.