My Goldberry

- On'ono Laivindur
Second Place winner for the Colors of Middle-earth Poetry Contest

At early dawn I once had been
Where soft blue waters flow,
When summer bid the groves be green,
The lamp of light to glow.
As on by bower, and town, and tower,
And widespread fields I stray,
I met a maid in the greenwood shade
At the dawning of the day.

Her feet and beauteous head were bare,
No mantle fair she wore;
but down her waist fell golden hair,
That swept the tall grass o'er.

With flowers in hand she sought the vale,
And bright her charms' display;
Outshining far the morning star
At the dawning of the day.

Beside me sat that maid divine
Where grassy banks outspread.
Oh, let me call thee ever mine,
Dear Goldberry, I said.
Yes my dear, her answer clear,
As long as seasons change;
I'll stay with you through rain and shine,
And flowers raise heads.