Title – Banks of Green Willow
Author: Linda Hoyland
Book/Source: LOTR book-verse
Disclaimer: The characters are the property of the Tolkien estate. This drabble is written for pleasure, not profit.
With grateful thanks to Raksha
Every year Faramir returned to honour those who fell at Osgiliath.
It was hard now to imagine that so many lives had been lost at this now peaceful spot
The willows grew green and fresh on both sides of the Anduin, their long branches seeking the river, offering shade from the summer heat.
How apt, Faramir thought, that weeping willows should grow here, to forever mourn the flower of Gondor who were slaughtered there. Only the memories remained: vivid and unsullied as the living trees. The wind sighed through the branches, singing its mournful lament for fallen sons and brothers