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(Not a) River Challenge - Meander: A Love Song (Imladris Collection of Numenorean Songs No. 72A)

Title: A Love Song (Imladris Collection of Numenorean Songs No. 72A)
Author: Himring
Characters/Pairing: Yavien (princess of Numenor) / OFC
Rating: PG13
Warnings: see A/N
Book/Source: Unfinished Tales, History of Middle-earth
Disclaimer: Character by Tolkien, geography by Tolkien--Himring added a bit here and there.
A/N: Also for the International Day of Femslash Challenge by the Library of Moria, which supplied the prompts "Yavien" and "yellow cress". However, almost too harmless too count, really.

Where River Siril
lazily meanders
on its last lap to the sea,
well shielded among rushes,
knee-deep in gladden and yellow cress,
Yavien, oh Yavien,
will you remember who kissed you,
fair as your foremother Idril,
will you,
although you're of the House of Elros
and I the daughter of fisher folk?

Where River Siril
lazily meanders
on its last lap to the sea,
I still remember, my love,
our first kiss,
well shielded among rushes,
knee-deep in gladden and yellow cress,
although you were a fisher from Nindamos,
fairer than elves to me,
and I the great-granddaughter of Elros.

A/N: The river Siril is the chief river of Numenor and flows southwards from Meneltarma, the holy mountain in the centre of the island. Before it flows into the sea near the fisher village Nindamos, it slows down and winds its way through marshes. That seems to be an area where yellow cress would be found, a plant that grows in wet or boggy places.
Of Yavien, we know only her genealogy and her birth date, nothing else. I've decided she was a blonde--hence the comparison to her ancestor Idril rather than her ancestor Luthien, who was dark-haired.
I was planning to add a mock commentary by the librarian of Rivendell (which is what the subtitle refers to). Maybe I will still do so at some point.
Tags: author: himring, challenge: not a river: meander, character: men, character: ofc
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