My Middle Earth Valentine. There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something…
“All those who wander are not lost” – J.R.R. Tolkien.
On the shores of the Andaman Sea,
As far from the rainswept murky west as any young man could be,
A beautiful young damsel wandered alone across the sand; with sparkling eyes
And long lustrous hair as black as the night skies,
Awestruck, the western explorer suddenly felt compelled to approach and talk to her.
She felt strangely drawn to this blue-eyed boy; he was quite unlike any other.
But her happiness stalled, for he had to return to his country far far away,
Yet he promised to return one day…
“Home is behind, the world ahead… And there are many paths to tread. Through shadow, to the edge of night, until the stars are all alight… Mist and shadow, cloud and shade, all shall fade” – Peregrin Took.
Knowing how lousy men’s promises can be, she became sad and dejected about what an uncertain future might bring.
What better way to ease the heartache than a trip to the cinema and The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring?
Not good: as soon as Frodo Baggins hears Gandalf enter the Shire, he jumps up to beam goofily into the camera.
The hobbit’s eyes were too blue- too achingly reminiscent of her love-so-true.
Lo! Her love would not be forever spurned! True to his word, her blue-eyed boy eventually returned!
They dined and danced together once more, and come that December,
They enjoyed Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: a movie classic to remember.
For you see, that blue-eyed boy was ME, and that delightful beach belle is now my incomparable Mrs. B.
“You said you’d bind yourself to me, forsaking the immortal life of your people” – Aragorn.
Then how our hearts raced and we began to sing,
As we enjoyed the brilliant Return of the King!
No other movies we shared together struck to the core,
And make me think of you, my darling, even more.
In our house by the beach, there my pretty lady is, calm and meditating;
While your blue-eyed boy is stuck in the cold west, busy fretting and anticipating.
For you, my sweet – o slender as a willow-wand! – my aim is to fight any cause,
For my heart has been – and always will be – yours.
“I would rather share one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone” – Arwen.
While you water the plants and feed the cat,
Your blue-eyed boy strives to make our kitty nice and fat!
Not long now, until we can embrace at last,
And make these inconvenient partings a thing of the past.
Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or an unseen fate,
But in the end – it is certain – we are destined to be
Living happily ever after, on the shores of the Andaman Sea.