O'er the hills time passes slow
To a place only gods on high know.
While gilded water falls down the stream
To that place only known in dreams.
Fairy steps leading to the sky
You take this path oft by and by.
To that precious castle that is my
Goal to see so very high.
Yet still I ponder hopefully
What life still has in store for me
To look upon my dreams come true
And some thoughts I never knew.
In you the fairest used to dwell
Though some could never ever tell.
Starlight shone within your eyes
A soul so pure, not a trace of lies.
Your friendship was the greatest gift
You could ever give me.
No longer was I lost adrift
On Life the treacherous sea.
Then one day winter fell.
My heart was turned to shadow.
That was when my friends were foes,
My goals then sunk so very low.
You were taken far from me,
To the honored halls of Manwë.
Then a voice whispered quiet
My hearts desire one day I'd find it.
And now the time
Melts hilltop snow
In a place that I do know.
Though gilded water falls down the stream
You exist in more than dreams.
For you took that magic stairway
Which I hope to trod one day
And in that time
We'll meet again.
This tale goes on and on,
But I needn't tell the end.