The Watchman and the Word

The Chamber The Watchman sat on the fallen keystone of the high vault above him. While he remained, the chamber would not fall. Behind him stood a door, vast, but simple. Before him stood a wall. There resounded a thunderous noise, that would have shook the chamber violently, but, while the Watchman sat, the chamber […]

The Old Wild

The Old Wild A whole and harsh note in the hedges Of winds that wind from the wilderness Sounds and scatters in the stems and sticks. The thistles and thickets of thin sprigs In tough, tufted patches tangle all. Full and finishing flights of gusts groan In and over every ancient roll Of a land […]


Gil-galad 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 […]