The Tears of the High Man Are Salty Like The Sea

A poem for the Men and Women of Numenor

They came to us from out of the Grey West
Riding ships tall and magnificent
Cities on the water

They came to us from out of the Sea
Striding foam, grey of eye
Tall Men with the bearing of Kings

They came to us who dwelt in Twilight
Sharing wisdom ancient and high
Raising us from the Darkness

They came to us and now they are gone
Fading into the earth and sea
Ten thousand years will not erase their handiwork

Though the minds of Men may come to forget
The tears of the High Man are salty like the Sea

- Lothithil