Sail Away: Legolas’ Song

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The wind drifts across the sea

Beckoning and calling me.

Tugging on my Elven hair,

It tries to draw me in.

 –

The waves crash against the shore

Seeming to my heart implore:

Come and sail the open seas!

Sail to your true home.

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The sun now begins to set;

As it sinks, my heartstrings fret.

I know I must leave Middle-Earth

And go to distant lands.

– 

The Lady of the Golden Wood,

I feel like she said I would:

Restless as the wind and waves

‘Til I should sail the seas.

 –

The boat is about to leave.

A sigh I’m about to heave,

When I turn back, look, and see

My best friend standing there.

– 

The dwarf is making no sound,

But I see tears fall to the ground.

It pains me to see him cry,

But stay here I cannot.

 –

The parting is hard to bear –

Must it be here, or anywhere?

I stoop down to Gimli’s height

And whisper “Come with me.”

 

The shore shrinks and fades from sight

And the day turns into night.

I sigh happ’ly as I sail

With Gimli by my side.

By Frodo Baggins

 

 

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