Characters: Faramir & Éowyn
Disclaimer: The characters in this story do not belong to me, but are being used for amusement only, and all rights remain with the estate of JRR Tolkien.
Continuing a look at the seasons in the walled garden in Ithilien...
Mettarë in the Walled Garden
The walled garden slept. Snow lay over all like a great white eiderdown patterned with tiny bird-feet prints. The beds of plants, so colourful in summer, were just white shapes like pillows and bolsters arranged around the edge.
Someone had walked the well worn path to fill the birds’ bowl with seed and scraps of gingerbread so that they, too, could celebrate this midwinter feast.
Mettarë to Faramir; though the elves kept that name for the start of spring.
He looked at Éowyn, resting, clothed in her favourite dress.
‘Even at midwinter,’ he thought, ‘new life stirs beneath the white…’