Elbereth GlithonielIn the raven sky, a sparkling starTo illuminate our darkest hoursYou kindle light, which shines so farO, Elbereth Glithoniel!To you we sang, and you hearkenThrough the cries and shouts of miseryYour shining star is our beaconO, Fanuilos! O, Baradis!We look in the night without fearFor we always see a kindled flameAnd the warmth dries away the tearO, Avradi, Elentári!Wise you were, and wise you areAs you illuminate our troubled pathsIlluminate our guiding starO, Vala Elbereth!
ElvendanceWith the moon high up in velvet skyA merry time is drawing nighSilent beings leave trees' shadowsAnd make way to greenest meadowsLong are their hairs and steps fleetAs they dance on agile feetTheir tunes are merry and voices gentleSinging under the starry mantleHand in hand, they run in ringsAs slender fingers pick the stringsThe moon sheds light on fairest facesThe steps are followed by silver tracesThe robes with wind are gently swayingWith lutes and flutes heartily playingThe night is passing, still they're leapingIn this night, no soul is weepingBefore the rays of morning sunFrom the meadows they are goneOne by one, they go to sleepBut, this night again they'll leap
The Winter KingHe conquers lands on icy wingsFreezes rivers with his breathA melody played on silver stringsHeralds nature's certain deathHe howls and moans in the nightHis fingers make the glasses crackHis breath devours the candlelightAnd dresses night in darkest blackYou can see him how he coversThe gold and green in purest whiteCold and darkness are his loversAnd his fiend the warm Sun's lightYour body trembles in his embraceWith his breathing on your neckCruel he is but lacks no graceAs frozen fingers stroke your backNever let him sing you to sleepAs he shelters you with frozen wingsFor your loss, he will not weepWith his touch, the Death he brings
A glimpse to my childhood No one will ever comprehend what I see When I gaze in those crystal eyes Not an assumption or any surmise Of what our friendship means to me No one will ever comprehend what I see When I gaze in that luminous pair Not remorse, sadness, hate or despair But the past which binds you and me The invisible ties of our heart's strings The meaning in your comforting embrace And the immense felicity it brings No one will ever know what I feel When I see your luminous face For friendship is the strongest seal