Villanelles - samwisegirl

A Villanelle for King Elessar

The northern ranger all in black
He is a king among men
Senses danger at his back

Courage and valor he does not lack
He marches into the lion’s den
The northern ranger all in black

His love for an elf is a fact
His destiny fulfilled he knows not when
Sensing danger at his back

His words are full of grace and tact
Love and duty he learns to blend
The northern ranger all in black

The enemy he must sack
To the hobbits he must tend
Sensing danger at his back

The fellowship will crack
His comrade falls at Amon Hen
The northern ranger all in black
Senses danger at his back


A Villanelle for Gimli, son of Gloin

He loved the good fight
He belonged to a race apart
He loved the lady of light

His bark was worse than his bite
In the Fellowship he played his part
He loved the good fight

His love for the lady was true and right
In Lothlorien he left his heart
He loved the lady of light

Across the chest his chain-mail was tight
His aim with the axe was like a dart
He loved the good fight

He would run all day and half the night
True to his companions from the start
He loved the lady of light

His axe wielding was quite a sight
His friendships were works of art
He loved the good fight
He loved the lady of light
- Samwisegirl