Black Ash Tree (poetry)

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This is a creative work set in the world of Elanthia, attributed to its original author(s). It does not necessarily represent the official lore of GemStone IV.

Title: Black Ash Tree

Author: player of Talinvor


I loved you once and love you still
But in all things we knew our fate
Yet for a blessing, could not wait
I laid you down upon the grass
And lost ourselves in ecstasy
Beneath the black ash tree

The eve drew on and night long passed
You carved our names into the bark
And traced your finger down the mark
Etching your love into my heart
I never will forget, you see
Beneath the black ash tree

Your words are now an epitaph
So I wandered the world alone
Toward the way south, a star had shown
The light above caressed my heart
And called me home to honor thee
Beneath the black ash tree

The years have ended one by one
Returning to this sacred grove
I ducked beneath the branches cove
To cherish what you left behind
Calling forth what’s left of me
Beneath the black ash tree

I thought time could heal, I was wrong
Now that you’re gone, my heart did die
But thoughts of you still make me cry
I traced a finger down the mark
To honor your sweet memory
Beneath the black ash tree

And lonely shall I ever be
Beneath the black ash tree

-Tah’lon Vorrith (Talinvor)