Awaiting the Havens

A broken heart touched by frost
[All is lost! All is lost!]
My duty done, at so great a cost
All is lost, all is lost...

Destroyed and gone now, is the Ring
It is undone; it is undone!
From darkness, once again there is sun
It is undone, it is undone.

Golden leaves on mallorn tree
[Not for me, not for me]
The gardens bloom for all to see;
Yet, not for me, no, not for me.

My wound still here too near my heart-
I must depart, I shall depart.
A broken blade, a poison'd shard
I must depart; I must depart!

Across the waters I must steal,
Perhaps to heal, perhaps to heal.
The pain grows harder to conceal.
Perhaps I will, perhaps to heal.

My thoughts are filled with Elven grey:
I must away, I must away!
But for my friendship I delay...
I must away; I cannot stay!

So deep within me this wound lies
Tears in my eyes, fall from my eyes
Yet how to part with dear Samwise?
Tears in his eyes, tears in my eyes...

My broken heart is touched by frost:
All is lost! All is lost!
For my duty's done--so great a cost!
For me, at least, all is lost.

{~~ One evening Sam came into the study and found his master looking very strange. He was very pale and his eyes seemed to see things far away. "What's the matter, Mr. Frodo?" said Sam. "I am wounded," he answered, "wounded; it will never really heal." :The Grey Havens,Return of the King; LotR ~~]

- Telcontar