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Arwen's Lament by ForeverBigBlue68 Arwen's Lament by ForeverBigBlue68
Arwen's Lament

Where now are the grey ships
and the pull of the white gulls call?
Faded are the echoes of elven song
and the stir of magic in the woods.
They passed as shadows on the horizon
like lost spirits into the misty night.
Gone unto the Grey Havens
and on to the undying lands.

What good is life never ending
if it is to be spent utterly alone.
To endure an eternity of grieving
for our love forever lost.
Long nights haunted by the memory
of how I felt wrapped in your arms.
Endless days spent longing
for a touch that will never come.

Why could I not be with you
here at our hopes end?
Better to fight and die at your side
than to simply fade away.
All alone in the coming darkness
like a candle before the storm.
I feel the shadows growing stronger
as the light of the Evenstar fades.

Where now is the sword that was broken
and by the skill of elven hand remade?
What has become of he born to be king,
but who would rather just be a man?
What path has fate chosen for the nine,
heroes of the age or heralds of our doom?
Whose hand is it now that bears the ring,
how strong the heart that holds our fate?

Why must the sun still rise only to reveal
how the beauty of Imladris has withered.
It only serves to haunt my weary mind
for all the happiness and joy that is lost.
As his dark embrace engulfs the lands
the last glimmers of light fade in the night.
For what hope can be left to a world
that has been abandoned by peace.

With dawn comes a new vision
forming from the chill morning mist.
Will it be another phantom of despair
sent to steal another piece of my soul?
There comes a pale horse running
and with it my heartbeat stops.
For it is no vision of despair but of hope
as Shadowfax comes to take me to him.


This is a work simply to show my love and enjoyment of a world and characters created by J.R.R.Tolkien. It in no way represents any scene from his books or from the movies that I also loved. It is from my own imagination and is intended to show the time just before the fall of Sauron.

I have tried to capture the anguish and heartache of Arwen in her loneliness during the darkest of times. With her lover gone off to fight a almost hopeless war, the elves leaving this world and her Father lost in his own war what thoughts did the dark lord send to her mind. It is also for all those who have felt the heartache of waiting for someone they love to come home safely from war and those who never did.

I have borrowed some names and some references from the stories only and any other similarities to the books or the movies are unintended by me. The song was written by me and the image manipulated by me and in no way is to be associated with the books or the movies. I hope you enjoy the song and the picture I made for it and I look forward to your comments good or bad.

Stock Artist credits:

To faestock: :iconfaestock:
for the model:

To the amazing Phatpuppy: :iconphatpuppy:
for the truly magnificent background:

To LRG-Photography: :iconlrg-photography:
for the beautiful horse:

To my favorite brush maker Neonescence: :iconneonescence:
for the mist brushes I have used so much:


As always please visit these stock artist and respect their rules for use of their wonderful stock. I would be lost without them.
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PND21 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Amazing work!!:wow:
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Selunia Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful :love:
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ForeverBigBlue68 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
:glomp: Thank you for all your compliments. :tighthug:
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Tsutsuku-chan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Hi, I'm making a storyboard for the song Missing by Evanescence and I was wondering if I could have your permission to use this picture in it?
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ForeverBigBlue68 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
I don't mind at all if you use it for your project, I am glad you like it that much. If the work is to be put on DA I would request a link back to the original in respect for the stock artists credits and of course a favorite would be greatly appreciated. :D
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Elwing94 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BEAUTIFUL!!
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ForeverBigBlue68 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Thank you very much I am glad you liked it. :D
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belial66065 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
your work never ceases to amaze, it really is so thorough and thoughtout and i love it.
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ForeverBigBlue68 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Thank you very much for the kind comment it is truly appreciated. :)
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Sallie17 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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ForeverBigBlue68 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Thank you very much I am glad you liked it. :D
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MykolWam Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
I love this so much. I used the image as my cover photo on Facebook.
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ForeverBigBlue68 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Thank you very much I am glad you liked it. A +fav would be appreciated if you are going to use it on Facebook. :D
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KYghost Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done here
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ForeverBigBlue68 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Thank you for the comment I am glad you liked it. :D
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Omniserenity Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ok, i really want to say something, but my feelings are just so overwhelmed that i find my self dumbfound. thank you!
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ForeverBigBlue68 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
:tighthug: Thank you for the compliment it is humbly appreciated. :glomp:
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FictionChick Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is pretty amazing. I love the story behind it. :)
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ForeverBigBlue68 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Thank you very much I am happy you enjoyed it. :D
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Stefymoondust Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
this is wonderful!!!
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ForeverBigBlue68 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Thank you for the compliment I am happy you enjoyed it. :dance: :glomp:
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KawaiiCherryBlossom Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very beautiful. I love it!
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ForeverBigBlue68 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Thank you so much for the compliment, I am happy you enjoyed it. :D
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Malleni-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work, very dark yet dreamy :love:
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ForeverBigBlue68 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Thank you for the wonderful compliments they do warm the heart. Yes that is exactly how I wanted it to be seen by the viewer. :dance: :glomp:
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tehuti Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Very lovely and haunting.
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ForeverBigBlue68 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Thank you very much I am glad you liked it. :D
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SSDema Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous work:)
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ForeverBigBlue68 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Thank you very much I am honored you think so. :D
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RavenWingPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
I'm loving the mood of this piece, and how the horse seems to be in some other mystical dimension about to cross over into hers :heart:
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ForeverBigBlue68 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Thank you for the comment. Yes that is how I wanted it to be seen and I am happy you liked it. :D
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RavenWingPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Love it :love:
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kaber13 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful works both in verse and in picture. You've captured the feeling of loss and longing, of sadness and dispair very well.
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ForeverBigBlue68 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
I thank you very much for the compliments. I am highly flattered you liked it enough to leave such a wonderful comment. Sorry it took so long to answer, time is such a precious thing lately. Thank you again. :D
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kaber13 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
No worries, you did well. Thank you for sharing. :)
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XenaQuill Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful. Sad, but a beautiful kind of sad.
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ForeverBigBlue68 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Thank you very much for the comment I am glad you liked it. :D
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D-EM Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
amazing :D
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ForeverBigBlue68 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Thank you for the comment, I am glad you like it. :D
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SwanofWar Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Writer
Poor Arwen.... -hugs the beautiful elf- don't worry, dear, it will work out in the end ^^ PS: nice picture :D
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ForeverBigBlue68 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Thank you for the comment and I am sure Arwen would appreciate the :hug: during her times of doubt. :D
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SilverStallion21 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
The horse is beautiful. Gorgeous all around.
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ForeverBigBlue68 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Thank you for the compliment. Yes Charlie is a magnificently beautiful animal and I thought he would make a great Shadowfax. :)
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faestock Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
lovely
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ForeverBigBlue68 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Thank you very much for the compliment. I really enjoy comments from the stock providers and thank you also for allowing us to still use your photograph stock. :D
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Splendid scene ! :clap:
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ForeverBigBlue68 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Thank you I am very happy you liked it. :)
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hellonlegs Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
this is so beautiful its like a dream xx
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ForeverBigBlue68 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Thank you for the compliment. I was trying to capture some of the mystical dreaminess of Imladris (Rivendell) in the scene. It is supposed to show the reflection of Arwen's despair in the woods around her and only the area she touches is still green and lovely because of her own beauty and the Elven touch of magic. Sorry for the rambling, I am truly happy you liked my interpretation of the song in the picture and thank you so much for the comment.
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