Ai! laurie lantar lassi surinen,
Yeni unotime ve ramar aldaron!
Yeni ve linte yuldar avanier
mi oromardi lisse-miruvoreva
Andune pella, Vardo tellumar
nu luini yassen tintilar i eleni
omaryo airetari-lirinen.

Si man i yulma nin enquantuva?

An si Tintalle Varda Oiolosseo
ve fan yar maryat Elentari ortane
ar ilye tier undulave lumbule;
ar sindanoriello caita mornie
i falmalinnar imbe met, ar hisie
untupa Calaciryo miri oiale.
Si vanwa na, Romello vanwa, Valimar!

Namarie! Nai hiruvalye Valimar.
Nai elye hiruva. Namarie!

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    General CommentThese lyrics are so beautiful, all the grace of the elves lies in these words...
    A beautiful a-cappella version of this song has been sung by Aijin Hidelias.

    Here's the translation of the lyrics:

    Ah! like gold fall the leaves in the wind,
    long years numberless as the wings of trees!
    The long 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 voice of her song, 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 of the East is Valimar!
    Farewell! Maybe thou shalt find Valimar!
    Maybe even thou shalt find it! Farewell!

    Morwenaon April 14, 2009   Link

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