The fall of Gil-galad

(Sung by Sam to the company on Weathertop before the attack of the Nazgül)

Gil-galad was an Elven-king.
Of him the harpers sadly sing:
the last whose realm was fair and free
between the Mountains and the Sea.

His sword was long, his lance was keen,
his shining helm afar was seen;
the countless stars of heaven's field
were mirrored in his silver shield.

But long ago he rode away,
and where he dwelleth none can say;
for into darkness fell his star
in Mordor where the shadows are.

"That's all I know," stammered Sam, blushing.
"I learned it from Mr. Bilbo when I was a lad."

J.R.R. Tolkien – Fellowship of the Ring

1 comment:

Rachel LeAnn said...

The line, "In Mordor where the shadows are" sends chills down my spine.

I was reading in Job the other day some lines that sounded very Tolkien or Lewis. "Or who laid its cornerstone While all the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for Joy." Job 38:6-7