Written to honor LJ user Fileg's birthday, 8/15/2004.
Across the open plain, leaning forward to a place I do not know
I ride the grey-coated bearer of dreams.
Beneath the stars, watching my advance to an unknown land
I ride the straining creature flecked with two beingsí sweat.
Before the wind, bending toward the riverís bend, across Anduinís banks
I ride a companion, fated to my fate.
Under the shelter of trees, welcoming me to a safe refuge
I ride until both are exhausted, winded.
Within the haven of anotherís arms, warm, relieved, arrived
I ride to journeyís end, slipping from the saddle of a fearless one.
Against my cheek, my mountís breath comes fierce and hot.
Tested warriors, both.