The One Kiss

- On'ono Laivindur

My grief like the sea,
How the waves of it roll!
They heave between me
And the love of my soul!

Abandoned, forsaken,
To grief and to care,
Will the sea ever waken
Relief from despair?

I king, and she queen
Would she and I were,
The White City of Gondor
A fit Palace for her.

Were I and my darling-
Oh, heart-bitter wound,
On board of the ship
For Valinor bound.

On a bed of soft feathers
All last night I lay,
Now kneeling afore Gandalf
Am crowned king this day.

My love came behind
The banner of the tree,
Her mouth to my mouth
Forever we shall be.