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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