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User:Narfil Palùrfalas/Poetry/Felagund and Sauron

The duel between Finrod Felagund and Sauron during the Quest of the Silmaril. Made to be sung or chanted. Note that Sauron uses septosyllable verse, while Finrod uses the more even octosyllable.

Sauron

Throw down elven walls so high
Crush the skulking Elven King
Chant the ancient blackness come—
Loose thy cloak and let it fall.

Felagund

A song to darkest keep I bring
A song of staying, standing fast;
To shake the pillars of Gaurhoth
To wash the evil stain away.

Sauron

To here I am placed ever,
To here the haunt of werewolves
Call down Morgoth’s belching fire
Destroy the veil of the sun.

Felagund

The sun will return and shine bright
Upon the sickly shades of night—
Great towers standing strongly, white
Gleaming in her light forever!

Sauron

Morgoth’s crown, his icy hand
Conquers all things, tears the earth
Breaks the defense held by men,
Breaks the heart of deathless elves.

Felagund

Deathless the lands across the sea:
Deathless the Valar rule there now;
To destroy the night of Morgoth,
To break the fetters of his slaves.

Sauron

Treachery and ruin came
Upon the valiant Noldor,
Smote them with the edge of sword,
Brake them in the dark valley.

Unfinished