Characters: Frodo and Samwise
Disclaimer: Tolkien’s epic tale of love and loss… Kortirion’s wee scribble in the margin.
“Roses are Red, Violets are blue,
Cabbage is green and so are you!”
The hobbit children’s rhyme trilled cheerfully outside. Laughter, stolen strawberries, the warm fragrances of new-baked bread and roses tumbling round the windows... all made summer in the Shire like his fondly remembered boyhood.
But more often these days the songs in Frodo’s head had an elven cadence... ‘...And in a fading crown have twined the golden elanor...’
"...But if of ships I now should sing, what ship would come to me?
What ship would bear me ever back...?" he murmured.
“What’s that Mr Frodo?”
“Nothing Sam... nothing...”