Wings to Fly by Lbilover

Inspired by the following Shirebunny: Did Bilbo know that Sam was memorizing his poems? The verses in the drabble come, of course, from the chapter 'A Knife in the Dark'.


Gil-Gil-galad was an Elven-king.

Of him the har-harpers sadly sing.


The familiar stanzas, hesitantly recited in a sweet childish treble at odds with their lofty subject, floated into the study from the garden. 


the count-countless stars of heaven’s fie-field

were mir-mirrored in his sil-silver shield.


Remarkable, Bilbo thought. Sam’s zeal and determination were really quite remarkable in a child his age. “I wonder if I am doing the lad a disservice,” he said aloud.


“Nonsense,” said Gandalf. “You’re giving him wings to fly, Bilbo.”


To where? Bilbo wondered.


for into dark-darkness fell his star

in Mor-Mordor where the shadows are.


~end~