The sound of metal being drawn is music to Thengel's Ears


Sea-deep eyes, skin swan-feather white
cascading mantle of midnight
To my sight, in steel and shield
the forge still flickered. Draw the blade-
I hear the metal’s serenade
Unafraid, unsheathed, revealed


This is a Cywydd Llosgyrnog (cuh-with lo-seer-nock) for Morwen Steelsheen. It was the word Llosgyrnog that started me thinking about Morwen of Lossarnach. Finding that she had been born in Belfalas gave me the black and white image.

This poem was written for the challenge "How Do I Love Thee" at Henneth Annun. Information on the interlocked verse forms is available in the Henneth Annun forum Verse and Adversity or here.

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for private enjoyment, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.


June 2003    
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