Monday, March 9, 2009

Arwen's Song

With a sigh
You turn away
With a deepening heart
No words to say

You will find
That the world has changed forever

The trees are now turning from green to gold
And the sun is now fading
I wish I could hold you closer

Arwen's song from Lord of the Rings - Return of the King
Lyrics by Howard Shore


Alexandre Fabbri said...

You must stop sighing Dianne. I can hear you from Hampshire.

dianne said...

Yes I must dear Alexandre .

Please tell me how...♥

Alexandre Fabbri said...

It's 7:25, Dianne. If it's not too dark right now, go for a walk outside in the garden. I will be there under that tree you like to touch. When the leaves rustle a bit above you, it will be me breathing. You're not alone, but you've got to face forwards a bit more and stop looking backwards. Keep doing that what you are doing, not because someone might be reminded that you are an OK person but because you should do it, period. BTW, I'm thinking of starting something new. Discussion on Kieslowski or something. I'm still thinking.

dianne said...

Thank you Alexandre my dear friend, I have touched the tree and the leaves are rustling, wasnt sure if it was the soft breeze or you...
But it is you and its comforting to know that you are so close to me, I have missed you.
I thought if I reached up I might see you or touch you, that would be nice...but you must have slipped away in the shadows as the sun retires to her western sky.

Yes I must remain true to myself and stop looking backwards and hoping for love that isn't there.
I have been lost for a while but I will find my way again...
Something new...I look forward to that...I will speak to you soon Alize. ♥

foam said...

you know ..
there's been times when i thought your poetry would make good lyrics ..
proof in the pudding is right here.
i know these are not yours, but when i first read them i thought they were .. :)

Λευκή said...

This song has captivating lyrics and the music is taking me to another world...a world full of magic and emotions.
Thanks for reminding me this piece. Hope you're doing well. :)

Alexandre Fabbri said...

I will be at my usual table in the Brasserie Alizé this evening from 6pm (UK time), chatting to Tony, who used to live in Hampshire, and an enthusiast of Kieslowski's films. Please drop in whenever you wish, join in the chat and introduce any topic you wish or just listen in if you want. I haven't got the answers, Dianne, but I might have something from experience to speak about.

boneman said...

Arwen should have taken the boat to the distant shores.
Elrond was right.

boneman said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad.
Sorry to hear about your son, too.

Am changing the blog, some.


foam said...

your dad? your son?

dianne said...

Foamie my dear, I thank you for likening my poetry to the musical lyrics of Howard Shore.

My Dad passed away early this morning...he had a fall on Saturday, got him to the hospital by ambulance, he had completely snapped one rib and fractured another. Although in pain he was still in bright spirits on Saturday afternoon, started to deteriorate with a chest infection Sunday...X-rays confirmed this...was talking to him yesterday (Sunday) afternoon he told me he loved me and he would see me again tomorrow (Monday}, later on in the night got a call from the doctor to say he had suffered a heart attack and asked me to come in as he would not make it through the night.
By the time we got to the hospital he was in a bad way,struggling to breathe, would not let go of my hand,held him, comforted him, kissed him, told him how much I loved him...he was given morphine for the pain to keep him as comfortable as possible and let nature take its course as there was no hope, he had also had a brain bleed...he finally stopped holding onto to life and passed peacefully.
The whole experience was surreal, I no longer have my Dad, my friend, he is gone.
I have cared for him for many years and promised no nursing home as he was adamant about that, I kept my promise, he was 93years of age and such a wonderful, giving, loving Father always generous to those who needed help...could not have wished for a better man.
I wanted to do a post for him Foamie but I cant, I'm in some kind of haze of sadness and cant think of anything that would do him the credit he deserves... so telling it to you my friend is how I can cope, I know this is personal but I consider you my friend and it is easier this way. ♥

dianne said...

Thank you Λευκή ,for stopping by, haven't seen you for a while dear.
Yes it is lovely, I'm pleased that I was able to remind you of this piece, the words and music are very moving.
I hope that you are also doing well. ♥

foam said...

i'm so very sorry, dianne ..

dianne said...

Thank you dear Alexandre for the invitation, I did call by but must have missed you... I will happily join you on another occasion, I'm sure you have some wise advice to impart. ♥

dianne said...

Foamie my dear friend, I know you are sorry for me, thank you for your message, you are truly a beautiful person and I'm so glad that I know you. ♥♥♥

dianne said...

Boney dear friend thank you for your message of sympathy...I did leave a message at your blog but it seems to have disappeared with your new blog 'renovations' in place. ♥

I think Arwen made the right decision... she chose Aragorn the man she loved...she may have given up her immortality for him and in doing so accepted the Doom of Men... but isn't it better to have had the happiness she sought with him, a life which was complete instead of never ending want and loneliness? ♥

Aren O. Týr said...

Arwen completely made the correct decision.

Her decision highlighted something at the philosophical core of Tolkein's work.

I am reminded of a Zen saying:

"Most people live each day as if they are going to live forever. I live each day as if it is my last."

Without loss, we would have nothing to cherish. It is precisely the transience of life, of love, that makes it so precious.

A universe where there was an absence of death, an absence of loss, an absence of impermanence, would be a universe where what precisely gives absolute value, meaning, and above all beauty to life... is entirely gone. It would be an universe of empty forms.

So, her sacrifice was the sacrifice of choosing to live, rather than face an eternal, formless living death. A totality that is the negation of life.

boneman said...

but, she lived beyond Aragorn's life.
or, at least with her child, and the two will remain alone.

For thousands of years.
So, her selfishness has wrought both with a lifetime (and that would be for thousands of years) of lonliness.

So, this is a good thing?

dianne said...

Boney dear, she gave up her immortality to be with the man she loved, Aragorn...that wasn't selfish...wouldn't that time together be better than a life less lived.
As you see below she died a year after Aragorn, from a broken heart but at least she experienced true love and happiness... ♥

"The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen relates that Arwen had a son, Eldarion, and at least two unnamed daughters by Aragorn. Arwen gave up her life and died of a broken heart in 121 of the Fourth Age, at Cerin Amroth, one year after the death of Aragorn. At the time, she was 2,901 years old".

dianne said...

Thank you dear Aren ,

that was a beautiful comment and yes Arwen did choose to live and live it she did with the love of her life.
Who wants to live a life that is empty, formless and has no meaning?
I agree that if there were no low points in our life we would never appreciate the times that are precious, those which enhance our existence and happiness.

I really love that Zen quote, it is very wise for none of us knows how much time we have...

"Most people live each day as if they are going to live forever. I live each day as if it is my last."

I cannot understand why some lovely young girl has not found you Aren, you have so much depth and so much to offer the right person who is deserving of your love. ♥

puerileuwaite said...

Sorry, but - for me - any tune from LOTR automatically triggers images of Gollum dancing.

dianne said...

Thats OK Puggles my sweet, he turned me off the whole LOTR trilogy, him and some of the other monsters.
I prefer my love stories to be a little less violent. ♡

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