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
Ocean's CallRays of the morning Sun tear the veil of mistShips slumber by the shores, waiting to be awokenOcean whispers while they slumber of her beauty unspokenThe wooden bodies by her waves are longfully kissedThe beacon closed her fiery eye, the Sun laid her to sleepBut the slumber of the ships will soon and slowly breakWhen the ships have spread their sails, then they'll be awake Not because of the chiming bells, but by the Ocean's weepAnd the arms of safe lands will not embrace them anymoreWhen they hearken Ocean's calls and her secrets hiddenOne by one, they will leave their safest home - the shoreBut perils lurk in dulcet calls of the Ocean so enchantingNevertheless, the ships will leave, for freedom is not forbiddenThey shall sail forevermore, mesmerized by the eternal chanting
EphemeralityRaven black sky of the midnight hourThe one whose limits are unkownI ask you will you ever devourAll of the corrupted world known?Blue velvet oceans, vast and fairThe one whose depths are mysteriousI ask you will you drown the despairAnd cease this world so hideous?Pale moon on the raven skyYour light is the beacon of Mother EarthI ask you will you ever dieAnd let the darkness swallow dying and birth?As birth is a curse that conceives dyingSo does every creation ceaseAnd all the fleeting moments are flyingSoon will every soul find its peace