Frodo and the Enamoured Woman (detail below), one of the Tolkien friends with whom I correspond, jan-u-wine, was inspired to write a poem to go with it. She is a writer of very perceptive, very fine LotR poetry (a link to her works appears below her poem).
What she wrote for this manip was so evocative to me of what might have transpired in the mind of Frodo when faced with the spectacle of such love for him in the face of another, I decided to edit it into my entry.
Here it is....
The Fields of Forever by jan-u-wine
The warm-cool curve of her throat rests upon my shoulder,
racing and fluttering like the wings
of some wild and frighted bird,
her eyes are calm
and sorrowfully certain
(as if she held some great truth
And I feel
as though there were more
to my nakedness
than a simple lack of clothes,
more that rises within
than that without.
the familar sharp definition
of the cliff-face at my back,
the chill counterpoint of rock
holding me on the edge of a dreme.
as her nose brushed mine
I wanted to
at the sweet absurdity of the gesture,
at the curious
intimacy of it.
I wanted to know
(above all, I desire to know)
her eyes were sad with a wanting of their own
in all the wide Circle of the World
she chanced upon me
(or we, upon each other),
who she should be
where she might call home......
of her mouth tastes like
and the feel of her hands,
like silksmooth moonlit water
and mine -
there can be no more questions,
the gentling of my name upon her lips
as if it were the only word the moon and stars
had need of or would ever know.
She is settling the rich darkness of her garment about her again,
her unbound hair still mingles with mine,
the scent and feel and aching-sweet sense of
echoing and singing within me.
And we fall into sleep, thus:
arms and legs twined to and twixt,
a warm puzzle of limbs
(gently tired by loving),
eyes speaking all which there are no words for
sleep closes them.
And that last moment of waking
into the first moment of dreme,
her eyes holding me more-so
than ever hands could do,
I am walking within the startling fields of them
and dreme upon
~ Frodo and the Enamoured Woman:
~ Jan-u-wine's Lord of the Rings-based poetry is featured at LotR Scrapbook.
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