Villanelles by Shelob

Legend

The wind whispers in the trees,
It is time for them to go,
Sadness drifting down like leaves.

To sail away, across the seas,
Tis' ours to reap, what we sow,
The wind whispers in the trees.

Gone with them on summer's breeze,
Grace, that we shall never know,
Sadness drifting down like leaves.

They would ask that we not grieve,
Treasure gifts, they did bestow,
The wind whispers in the trees.

Be kind to friends, don't deceive,
the ship away, sailing slow,
Sadness drifting down like leaves.

"Father, won't you tell us, please,
How the elf walked on the snow?"
The wind whispers in the trees,
Sadness drifting down like leaves.

Ghosts in the Water 

A cold mist rose up from the ground,
It seemed a dark and dreary place,
As shadows flickered all around.

To defeat evil, they were bound,
Gollum leading, a merry chase,
A cold mist rose up from the ground.

Their footsteps fell without a sound,
In the water, gleamed, a pale face,
As shadows flickered all around.

"Do not follow the lights," he warned,
"It is a fate with no escape,"
A cold mist rose up from the ground.

"With the Ring, he plans to abscond,
Sure as Sam's my name, off he'll race,"
As shadows flickered all around.

"We are so far away from home,
Of us, they will not find a trace."
A cold mist rose up from the ground,
As shadows flickered all around.

The Barrow-Down

Dust of most ancient buriel ground,
Home to phantoms of the night,
Haunted tombs of the Barrow-down.

Once, kings of men with golden crown,
Now substance of darkness, the Barrow-wight,
Dust of most ancient buriel ground.

A grassy knoll seemed safe and sound,
For a bite of lunch and a nap by sunlight,
Haunted tombs of the Barrow-down.

The ponies grazed and pranced around,
Well fed and content in hazy bright,
Dust of most ancient buriel ground.

The hobbits wandered, lost, not found,
In a grey, drifting fog, of fright-
Haunted tombs of the Barrow-down.

With silver belts and jeweled stones,
They lay, pale as death, gone from sight,
Dust of most ancient buriel ground,
Haunted tombs of the Barrow-down.