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- The Shadow Man by J.R.R. Tolkien
- There was a man who dwelt alone
- beneath the moon in shadow.
- He sat as long as lasting stone,
- and yet he had no shadow.
- The owls, they perches upon his head
- beneath the moon of summer;
- They wiped their beaks and thought him dead,
- who sat there dumb all summer.
- There came a lady clad in grey
- beneath the moon a-shining.
- One moment did she stand and stay
- her hair with flowers entwining.
- He woke, as had he sprung of stone,
- beneath the moon in shadow,
- And clasped her fast, both flesh and bone;
- and they were clad in shadow.
- And never more she walked in light,
- or over moonlit mountain,
- But dwelt within a hill, where night
- is lit but with a fountain -
- Save once a year when caverns yawn,
- and hills are clad in shadow,
- They dance together then till dawn
- and cast a single shadow.
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