Song of the Noldor

This poem will make a lot more sense if you’ve read The Silmarillion, but even if you haven’t, read it anyway. It has parallels to real history. Speaking of which, I’ll be posting the real-world version of this tomorrow—what our song as humans is. Today, enjoy the Elves’. 

Look at the darkness

It’s blacker than night

How did it come?

Where is the light?

We are ensnared,

Trapped in this land

The trees have both withered

Doom is at hand

How have we fallen,

Descended so far?

Does the black of the sky

MIrror our hearts?

an Elf warrior

His lies were so cunning,

So lovely at first

Poison coated in sugar,

Deceiving our thirst

His words tickled our ears,

Ignited the flame

In our folly we listened,

Exchanging glory for shame

Now we see clearly

But it is too late

His terrible darkness

Is fed by our hate

The Trees of Valinor

The Trees have both perished

Our light is all gone

What can we do?

Should we flee or stay on?

Where is there hope?

The world is all black!

Because of our blindness,

The Trees are now chaff!

Leaders argue,

Quarrels divide

Son against father,

Each taking a side

Ungoliant destroying the Trees

What shall we do?

Where shall we go?

In our folly we listened—

Is there now any hope?

The sky is still black

But hope there may be

As often happens,

Its form comes in three

Just three shards of light

Can save us now

Triplet beacons

Upon a dark brow

Morgoth with the stolen silmarils

Still bleak is the world

Our grandeur all lost

But the light will be ours

No matter the cost

Lies have destroyed us,

His darkness so strong

Yet the Light still survives,

The third theme of the song


    • Thank you so much! I was a little worried that rhyme scheme was too simple or boring, so that’s an encouragement. =)
      Yeah, it’s a wonderful book, when you’re in the mood for that style. *nods*


    • Thank you, Vic. Yes, the Sil is lovely—it took me several tries to read it all the way through, and I have to be in the right mood for it, but it’s still wonderful. *nods* And yeah, the illustrations were super fun to pick out. =D

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  1. Ooh, I really like this! You capture what probably quite a lot of the elves were thinking perfectly. I look forward to the human one. 😀

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