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Distant Shores are Calling

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Distant Shores are Calling

Light pours down 
  on mallorn trees
The eyes of the elves
peer out in the woods
Their home is Lothlorien 
Their royalty Celeborn and Galadriel
Yet sadness overcomes them 
Since they realize they must 
leave their beloved home
  Distant shores are calling
The Elven - folk's time in 
        Middle - Earth 
is coming to an end
    Ships await them in the harbor
They are called to travel 
to Western shores beyond 
the rolling waves 
The age of Men is coming
  Many fair things will disappear 
As mortals stride upon the lands
  once meant for immortal elves 
Distant Shores are calling 
For elves a thousand years is a brief moment 
For men a thousand years means the rise and fall 
of entire civilizations 
Yet in Middle-Earth 
the brief lives of men 
will be the sign posts 
by which the land is ruled 
There is a power which causes change
Even for immortal beings, change 
is an ever present companion 
Distant shores are calling
(first published in Beyond Bree August 2012)

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  1. Date: 8/28/2012 1:02:00 PM

    I love fantasy and your poem does it for me!! Well done with superb rhyming. I like. :)

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 8:25:00 AM

    A fanciful write, Matthew. I wonder in which realm they would have been called to, or if they were heading back home? Have you ever looked at the book, "Amarant", compiled and edited by Una Woodruff? It is "The Flora and Fauna of Atlantis by A Lady Botanist". You'd love the illustrations, I'm sure! Keep well! Mikki

  1. Date: 8/26/2012 4:34:00 PM

    I love poems like this ;}

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 1:04:00 PM

    Wonderful poem!!! xoxo - Laila

  1. Date: 8/22/2012 6:39:00 PM

    Interesting tale that you have told in this one..Thanks for stopping by..Your presence at my work was uplifting..My husband is healing but got a ways to go..Sara

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 8:54:00 PM

    you did a great job with this one, Matt. It's just in time for the Hobbit movie coming to theaters before Xmas!! I bet you will want to see that one, right? You sure described well the whole meaning of the middle earth stories. Hey, that tapestry metaphor of mine you liked, I just barely added it into the poem because I had messed up a line of the triolet form. so hopefully I improved on it!

  1. Date: 8/20/2012 1:55:00 AM

    Excellent !!!!!!!!! Perfect one Mathew For elves a thousand years is a brief moment For men a thousand years means the rise and fall ...so nice

  1. Date: 8/19/2012 10:51:00 PM

    Wonderful poem here Anish.Love this beauty !