Title: The life of letters
Challenge: Poem or Poetry
Summary: On the benefits of dynamic equivalence.
Characters/Pairing: Éowyn, Faramir
Disclaimer: I'm neither JRRT nor making money off this.
The life of letters
Éowyn had never studied books. When young, she’d learned her letters swiftly, well, then closed the books because things needed doing.
But Faramir loved book-lore, so she became their student: read out poems, worrying how they sounded, suffered the swordcraft manuals’ frozen figures and stilted description…
Perplexed, she cornered her husband, made him recite those verses ‘til love stole his words, fought him sword and shield to hard, happy defeats.
Poetry moved, was only in motion – in him, the words walked. Strange magic!
“I never loved books so, before,” she confessed, disarming after practice.
Eying her, he laughed. “Nor I!”