Lanaiea’s Watch

I beg that you tell me of Lanaiea, waiting at her watch
Is she impassive through dawn and tempest
Through shadows’ sway and sunset’s hush?


Does she remain fair as when she took her place
When the Elitheriel left our shores?
Disappearing in the Brightling, to sail forevermore


I beg that you tell me of Lanaiea, for I shall never tread
To her lonesome watch, when none else so spend
Their hearts upon suspense


I might gift her warmth and sustenance, and lightest melodies
Yet these would only cloak her silence
While her eyes stay on the sea


Untouched by worldly comforts, keenly do I know
That none, and not I, could give her more
With the Elitheriel lost, forevermore

Elizabeth Cook, 2013

Image by Christophe Vacher


8 thoughts on “Lanaiea’s Watch

  1. Is there a mythology that you are building behind this, or a poem with details looking for context? The first would be intriguing, the second a testament to your imagination.

    1. It’s part of my D&D worldbuilding! I was making up legends about people and deities, and Lanaiea is one of them 🙂 She was a sylvan elf, once upon a time


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