Why do I Keep Returning Here?

- Dinledhwen
A Last Elf Poem

Why do I keep returning here?
To this grey desolate shore line
When I know you’ll never be there
Have I finally now lost my mind?

On second thought I don’t think so
So why do I keep returning?
I know hope isn’t behind it
That faded in me long ago.

Maybe the answer lies elsewhere
In my longing to return to you
That my standing here on this shore
Means I’m that much closer to you.

Yes that’s it! I have my answer!
To why I keep returning here
But while my heart can live with this
I still wish I was in Valinor.