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?

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

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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

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

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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

      Lily

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