The Fall of Gil-galad
Gil-galad was an Elven-king.
Of him the harpers sadly sing:
the last whose realm was fair and free
between the Mountains and the Sea.
His sword was long, his lance was keen,
his shining helm afar was seen;
the countless stars of heaven's field
were mirrored in his silver shield.
But long ago he rode away,
and where he dwelleth none can say;
for into darkness fell his star
in Mordor were the shadows are.
~As recited by Sam Gangee (The Fellowship of the Ring - Book 1, Ch. 11 "A Knife in the Dark")
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Last updated: July 11, 2001