Faramir's Farewell to Frodo


When we meet again
If we two avoid
Snares and pitfalls
Of Friend and Foe
The moonlit territory
Of Death itself
Let me greet you
As a brother.

Not just allies
In a just cause
But rebels of the heart,
Daring to pity
And daring to love
In tattered livery
Of a hopeless cause
We never could desert.

I have singled you out
For praise, above all
The gilded heroes
Of every age. You
Were the bravest. No
Army at your back
Like Gil-galad
Just a star
To guide you home.


- Varda