Disclaimer: Tolkien discovered Middle-earth and gave it to the world, Kortirion is just borrowing a bit of it.
Notes: the counterpoint to the previous drabble: ‘My Eyes Are Dim...’
Sam pinched his nose... Lawks! The smell from that pool was worse than dredged mud from Bywater Pond! But Frodo seemed to know his way... he’d just squint his eyes a bit and follow. In the haze he could see himself on familiar paths, eyes dazzled by bright sunlight, watering, maybe, from the high summer winds kicking up a dust-storm off the Great East Road... if he just kept plodding after Mr Frodo, why there’d be ale, and cakes, and... and...
Sam spat the choking dust of Mordor from his mouth ...this is no time for daft imaginings Samwise Gamgee!