Friday, January 17, 2020

Ai! laurië lantar lassi súrinen,
yéni unótimë ve rámar aldaron!
Yéni ve lintë yuldar avánier
mi oromardi lisse-miruvóreva
Andúnë pella, Vardo tellumar
nu luini yassen tintilar i eleni
ómaryo airetári-lírinen.

Sí man i yulma nin enquantuva?

An sí Tintallë Varda Oiolossëo
ve fanyar máryat Elentári ortanë,
ar ilyë tier undulávë lumbulë;
ar sindanóriello caita mornië
i falmalinnar imbë met, ar hísië
untúpa Calaciryo míri oialë.
Sí vanwa ná, Rómello vanwa, Valimar!

Namárië! Nai hiruvalyë Valimar.
Nai elyë hiruva. Namárië!

2 comments:

  1. Ah! like gold fall the leaves in the wind,
    long years numberless as the wings of trees!
    The years have passed like swift draughts
    of the sweet mead in lofty halls beyond the West,
    beneath the blue vaults of Varda
    wherein the stars tremble in the song of her voice, holy and queenly.

    Who now shall refill the cup for me?

    For now the Kindler, Varda, the Queen of the Stars,
    from Mount Everwhite has uplifted her hands like clouds,
    and all paths are drowned deep in shadow;
    and out of a grey country darkness lies on the foaming waves between us,
    and mist covers the jewels of Calacirya for ever.
    Now lost, lost to those from the East is Valimar!

    Farewell! Maybe thou shalt find Valimar.
    Maybe even thou shalt find it. Farewell!

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  2. I read this in my RSS reader, concluded that it was a valediction for Christopher Tolkien, but visited to see whether commentators had taken the time to translate it. Thank you.

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